“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Loomis’ Brigade

Ewing's Division - 15th Corps.


—Col. John M. Loomis —

Loomis' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. Loomis' Brigade Marker
Loomis' Brigade
Ewing's Division, 15th Corps.
Col. John M. Loomis.
Nov. 25, 1863.
26th Illinois, - Lieut. Col. R. A. Gillmore.
90th Illinois, - Col. Timothy O'Meara.
90th Illinois, - Lieut. Col. Owen Stuart.
12th Indiana, - Col. Reuben Williams.
100th Indiana, - Lieut. Col. Albert Heath.

The brigade at 10:30 a.m. took position to the right of Corse's brigade and co-operates with it till the termination of its assault. About 1 p.m. with its left on the Tunnel Hill road north of the Glass house, and supported by Buschbeck's brigade, it moved toward the mouth of the tunnel, its skirmishers carrying the position about the Glass house, and part of the main line reaching the railroad. The 27th and 73rd Pennsylvania of Buschbeck's brigade then advanced to Loomis' left and pushed the Confederates back to their works over the tunnel. Matthies' brigade next came up on Loomis' left and charged to the summit of the ridge where it formed on the right and left of the 27th Pennsylvania that had preceded it, followed by Raum's brigade. The entire force was finally repulsed by charges from the crest, and a flank movement from the tunnel. At 4 p.m. the brigade was withdrawn.
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga
Loomis' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. Loomis' Brigade Marker
View looking south into the Pennsylvania Reservation of the historical marker (left forefront) situated with several other markers.
National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-122.)
Location. 35° 4.021′ N, 85° 14.603′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Glass Street (Tennessee Route 17) and Campbell Street, on the right when traveling east on Glass Street. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the Pennsylvania Reservation and is part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Park. It is located west of the Sherman Reservation, near the western entrance to the railroad tunnel that was the focus of much of the early fighting on November 23rd. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37406, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buschbeck's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment (here, next to this marker); 90th Illinois (here, next to this marker); Pennsylvania Reservation (here, next to this marker); 26th Illinois (here, next to this marker); Brown 's Brigade. (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cleburne's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); 10th Missouri Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
Regarding Loomis' Brigade. While this tablet identifies both the location
Loomis' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. Loomis' Brigade Marker
View looking south, down Campbell Street, of the historical marker in its location in the Pennsylvania Reservation.
and role played during the military action of this particular Brigade, as well as listing the regimental units that make up this Brigade, not all of its listed regiments have individual markers and/or tablets for the park visitor to view. So of the regiments listed for Loomis' Brigade, all of them except for the 12th Indiana and 100th Indiana have either a marker or a tablet for visitors to view. In explaining why a number of the Army of Tennessee regimental units did not have markers, the NPS staff state the following,

"There is no indication that there ever were stone markers or bronze tablets, as applicable for any of those units. Most of the (units) were positioned where the National Military Park did not acquire any ground.”
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regimental markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade (except for the 12th Indiana and 100th Indiana).
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 27, 2016.
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