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

Pettus’ Brigade

Stevenson's Division - Breckinridge's Corps.

 

—Brig. Gen. Edmund W. Pettus —

 
Pettus' Brigade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. Pettus' Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Pettus' Brigade
Stevenson's Division - Breckinridge's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Edmund W. Pettus

Nov. 25, 1863
20th Alabama - Capt. John W. Davis.
23rd Alabama - Lieut. Col. J. B. Bibb.
30th Alabama - Col. Charles M. Shelley.
31st Alabama - Col. D. R. Hundley.
46th Alabama - Capt. George E. Brewer.
——————

During the night of Nov. 24th Pettus' Brigade was ordered from Lookout Mountain to the extreme right on Missionary Ridge, reaching Tunnel Hill about 10 A.M. of the 26th. It took position south of the tunnel overlooking the railroad at the foot of the slope on its front. Its right connected with Cumming's Brigade, and its left joined Wilson's Brigade of Walker's Division. From this position it engaged the right of the enemy in his several assaults.

Casualties at this position: Killed 8; Wounded 55; Missing 8.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
 
Location. 35° 3.7′ N, 85° 14.743′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road south of Woolson Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historic marker is located in a very remote and heavily wooded area of North Crest Road, with no truly safe area for parking anywhere nearby. Marker is at or near this postal address: 606 North Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
Pettus' Brigade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. Pettus' Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker at its roadside location.

 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Van Den Corput's Georgia Battery (a few steps from this marker); Baxter's Tennessee Battery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rowan's GA, formerly 3d Maryland Battery (about 700 feet away); Cumming's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilson's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Locomotive 4501 (approx. ¼ mile away); Stevenson's Division (approx. ¼ mile away); Gist's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Pettus' Brigade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. Pettus' Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker looking north along North Crest Road.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 302 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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