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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Turchin's Brigade

Baird's Division - Palmer's Corps.

 

—Brig. Gen. John B. Turchin. —

 
Turchin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. Turchin's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Turchin's Brigade
Baird's Division - Palmer's Corps.

Brig. Gen. John B. Turchin.
Nov. 25th, 1863, 5 P.M.
82 Indiana - Col. Morton C. Hunter.
11th Ohio - Lieut. Col. Ogden Street
17th Ohio - Maj. Benjamin F. Butterfield.
17th Ohio - Capt. Benjamin H. Showers.
31st Ohio - Lieut. Col. F.W. Lister
36th Ohio - Lieut. Col. Hiram F. Devol.
89th Ohio - Capt. John H. Jolly.
92nd Ohio - Lieut. Col. Douglas Putnam, Jr.
92nd Ohio - Capt. Edward Grosvenor.


This brigade was sent to Sherman at the tunnel the forenoon of the 25th, returning to the center about 2 p.m. The brigade was the right of the division with S. Beatty's brigade of Wood's on its right and Van Derveer's on its left. One of its flags was the first of the division to reach the crest. Upon reaching the crest it moved northwardly to the assistance of the other brigades of the division then climbing the ridge in front of the brigades of Vaughn, Jackson and Moore. After a short and stubborn contest the ridge was carried to the elevated point about 1,060 yards north of this.
Casualties: Killed 50, wounded 231, missing 3.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
 
Location.
Turchin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. Turchin's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker situated near the entrance to the DeLong Reservation. Note to the far right of the picture several downed trees from the April 27th storms that swept the area.
35° 2.572′ N, 85° 15.217′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road south of Brown Wood Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. In order to view this historical marker one must find a way to get to the crest of Missionary Ridge. The options to use in ascending Missionary Ridge are limited and difficult to locate if you are not familiar with the area. From downtown Chattanooga, I drove east to Missionary Ridge on Main Street, and using Main Street took me to the top of Missionary Ridge. Once at the top of Missionary Ridge I needed to make three right turns to get on South Crest Street, heading north across the bridge over Interstate 24. Continue north, and just past the Ohio Reservation (when going over the McCallie Avenue Tunnel) South Crest Road turns into North Crest Road. The first road that you then come to is Shallowford Road (another road that can be used to gain access to the crest of Missionary Ridge from the valley below) and the historical marker is somewhat beyond this intersection, on the west side of the road, beyond the Turchin Reservation, in the DeLong Reservation. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. DeLong Reservation (here, next to this marker); 31st Ohio Infantry
Turchin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. Turchin's Brigade Marker
View looking north of the historical marker situated along the stone wall on the eastern border of the DeLong Reservation. In the distant background can be seen North Crest Road winding in front of the contested elevated ground mentioned on the historical marker.
(here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); 36th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); 9th Kentucky Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Minnesota (within shouting distance of this marker); Water's Alabama Battery. (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); 89th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Regarding Turchin's Brigade. While this tablet identifies both the location 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 Turchin's Brigade, all of them except for the 82nd Indiana have either a marker or a tablet for visitors to view. In explaining this, the NPS staff state the following,

"There is no indication that there ever were bronze
DeLong Reservation Sign image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
4. DeLong Reservation Sign
View of the Delong Reservation sign (with a distant view of the 2nd Minnesota Monument in the background) where the historical marker is located.
tablets
(for this unit)...the answer to that question is probably another that would have to be addressed to whatever records survive in the ... state archives respectively (since it was the states that were responsible for providing the unit commemorative features).”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regiment markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade (except for the 82nd Indiana which never had a marker or tablet).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 479 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 11, 2016.
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