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

Lewis’ Brigade

Breckinridge's Division

 

—Brig. Gen. Joseph H. Lewis —

 
Lewis' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. Lewis' Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Lewis' Brigade, Breckinridge's Division.
Brig. Gen. Joseph H. Lewis.

Nov. 25th 1863.

2nd Kentucky - Lieut. Col. James W. Moss.
4th Kentucky - Maj. Thomas W. Thompson.
5th Kentucky - Col. H. Hawkins.
6th Kentucky - Lieut. Col. W. L. Clarke, (Detached).
9th Kentucky - Lieut. Col. John C. Wickliffe.
John H. Morgan's - dismounted men.


The Brigade reached this position from near Bragg's Headquarters in the early morning of the 25th. The 9th Kentucky occupied an interval in the front line on the right of Smith's Brigade, and left of Govan's, facing north, near the base of the hill east of this point, and actively engaged in checking the Union advance, but with slight loss. The 6th Kentucky had been left to guard Chickamauga Station, and remained at that point till the close of the battle.

The other regiments of the brigade occupied this position in rear of Smith's Texas Brigade, and were changed to support any portion of the line menaced, as emergency required, but were not actively engaged.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 376.)
 
Location. 35° 4.113′ 
Lewis' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. Lewis' Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker in the foreground and some of the other markers and cannons, at the Confederate positions, at the top of "Tunnel Hill."
N, 85° 14.424′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from North Crest Road north of Lightfoot Mill Road. Click for map. This historic marker is located in the Sherman Reservation, up on the top of the hill called "Tunnel Hill". 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. Maney's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Union Casualties (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Casualties (a few steps from this marker); Calvert's Arkansas Battery (a few steps from this marker); Cumming's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Swett's Mississippi Battery (a few steps from this marker); J. A. Smith's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Matthies' Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. Because of its location in the Sherman Reservation it cannot be reached by car and can only be reached by foot. I would suggest parking your car in the provided parking area on Lightfoot Mill Road and then walking north on the Sherman Reservation footpath that begins near the corner of North Crest Road and Lightfoot Mill Road. The path goes up the slope of the hill, through a wooded area, and emerges on a hill
Lewis' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. Lewis' Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker, as seen from the backside, at the southeastern edge of the clearing, on the top of "Tunnel Hill."
top clearing, where the historic marker is located.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lewis' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. Lewis' Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker (marker on left) looking west, with the pathway that leads up to the clearing atop "Tunnel Hill" emerging from the woods on the extreme left of the picture.
Tunnel Hill image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
5. Tunnel Hill
View of the pathway that goes up the slope of "Tunnel Hill," through the woods, to the clearing where the markers are located.
 
 
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