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

Carlin's Brigade

Johnson’ Division - Palmers’ Corps.

 

—Brig. Gen. William P. Carlin. —

 
Carlin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. Carlin's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Carlin's Brigade
Johnson' Division - Palmers' Corps.
Brig. Gen. William P. Carlin.

Nov. 25, 1863
104th Illinois - Lieut. Col. D. Hapeman,
38th Indiana - Lieut. Col. D. F. Griffin,
42nd Indiana - Lieut. Col. Wm. T. B. McIntire,
88th Indiana - Col. Cyrus E. Briant,
2nd Ohio - Col. Anson G. McCook,
33rd Ohio - Capt. J. H. M. Montgomery,
94th Ohio - Maj. Rue P. Hutchins,
10th Wisconsin - Capt. Jacob W. Roby.
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This brigade, with the exception of the 10th Wisconsin, marched, on the afternoon of the 24th, from Chattanooga, and reenforced Hooker in the Battle of Lookout Mountain. Leaving Hooker's column as it descended the mountain, Nov. 25th, it joined its division, becoming the right of Gen. Thomas' assaulting lines, and was ordered by Gen. Johnson to prepare to attack the enemy on Missionary Ridge. Moving forward in two lines with the general advance, it took the rifle-pits near the foot of the ridge, and charged for the summit. The right of the brigade was at first repulsed, but a rifle-pit half way up being carried by the 42nd Indiana, the 104th Illinois, and the 88th Indiana, forming the left of the brigade, the whole line advanced to the summit. The 2nd Ohio moved
Carlin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. Carlin's Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker, situated on the western crest of Missionary Ridge, next to a missing marker (probably a Regimental Ohio Infantry marker).
300 yards to the right and captured a considerable part of the 36th Alabama with its colors.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
 
Location. 35° 0.707′ N, 85° 16.157′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road north of Old Ringgold Road. Click for map. This historic marker is located along the western side of the roadway, on the western crest of Missionary Ridge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 309 South Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 94th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 33rd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 42nd Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Strahl's Brigade. (about 400 feet away); 38th Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away); 88th Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away); Strahl's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 2nd Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Regarding Carlin'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
Carlin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
3. Carlin's Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker, situated on the western crest of Missionary Ridge, next to what was a missing marker in 2012, and is now the restored 94th Ohio Infantry marker.
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 Carlin's Brigade, all of them except for the 10th Wisconsin 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 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 10th Wisconsin which never had a marker or tablet).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Carlin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. Carlin's Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker, looking down the slope of Missionary Ridge.
Carlin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
5. Carlin's Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker looking north on South Crest Road.
Carlin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
6. Carlin's Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker looking south on South Crest Road.
 
 
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