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Phelps’ Brigade

Baird's Division - Palmer's Corps.

 

—Col. Edward H. Phelp's. —

 
Phelps' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. Phelps' Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Phelps' Brigade
Baird's Division - Palmer's Corps.
Col. Edward H. Phelp's.
Col. William H. Hays.
Nov. 25, 1863, 5 p.m.
10th Indiana - Lieut. Col. Marsh B. Taylor.
74th Indiana - Lieut. Col. Myron Baker.
4th Kentucky - Maj. Robert M. Kelly.
10th Kentucky - Col. William H. Hays.
10th Kentucky - Lieut. Col. Gabriel C. Wharton.
18th Kentucky - Lieut. Col Hubbard K. Milward.
14th Ohio - Lieut. Col. Henry D. Kingsbury.
38th Ohio - Maj. Charles Greenwood.
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Except the 18th Kentucky, which was detached, this brigade was sent to Sherman at Tunnel Hill the forenoon of the 25th. It returned about 2 p.m. and became the left of the assaulting lines, its left resting on the Southern Railroad, with Van Derveer's on the right. The brigade moved in two lines. The center of the brigade reached the crest near this position, the right joined the second brigade near the head of the ravine south, and the left climbing the ridge through the head of the deep ravine north, Colonel Phelps being killed there as he reached the summit. Line was formed facing north, and after a short and fierce engagement, Van Derveer's brigade participating, the ridge was carried to the high point about 220 yards north
Phelps' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. Phelps' Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker situated along the roadway on the western crest of Missionary Ridge.
of this
Casualties: Killed 18; wounded 100; missing 1.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-124.)
 
Location. 35° 2.967′ N, 85° 15.157′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road north of Crest Terrace Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the western crest of Missionary Ridge, between the DeLong Reservation and the Phelps' Monument (being much closer to the Phelps' Monument). Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); E. H. Phelps Memorial Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Ohio Infantry. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cheatham's Division. (about 400 feet away); 38th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); McCants' Florida Battery. (about 500 feet away); Cheatham's Division (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing); Hindman's Division (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Regarding Phelps' Brigade.
Phelps' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
3. Phelps' Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along North Crest Road.
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 Phelps' Brigade, all of them except for the 10th Indiana, 74th Indiana, 4th Kentucky, 10th Kentucky, & 18th Kentucky 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 tablets (for these units)...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 Regimental markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade (except for the 10th Indiana, 74th Indiana, 4th Kentucky, 10th Kentucky, & 18th Kentucky).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Phelps' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
4. Phelps' Brigade Marker
Another view looking south along North Crest Road of both the historical marker and of the western crest of Missionary Ridge.
Phelps' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
5. Phelps' Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along North Crest Road, with a faint view of the Phelps' Monument in the distant background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 10, 2016.
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