Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Negley's and Wilder's Demonstrations Against Chattanooga
In executing a part of Gen. Rosecrans' plan to divert attention from the crossing of the main body of his army at points down the river by threatening Gen. Bragg's right and center, Col. Wilder's Brigade of mounted infantry, on August 21, 1863, occupied the position from which Negley had made his demonstration, and vigorously shelled the city and line of defensive works.
He was responded to by Confederate batteries, but without serious loss on either side.
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
Location. 35° 3.247′ N, 85° 18.996′ W. Click for map. This historic marker is located between the northwest side of the downtown business district and the Tennessee River, up on Cameron Hill, overlooking the Tennessee River, in Boynton Park. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Re-Opening the Tennessee River (here, next to this marker); Boynton Park (here, next to this marker); Battle of Chattanooga, 1st Day, Nov. 23 (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Chattanooga, 2d Day, Nov. 24. (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25. (a few steps from this marker); Cameron Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hazen's Raid at Brown's Ferry (approx. ¼ mile away); "Cherokee" (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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