Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Final Struggle Begins
Suddenly, the rat-a-tat-tat of drums, the blare of bugles, and the yell of officers cut through the silent afternoon.
The mass of men surged forward in one grand motion. Like a great blue wave, Union soldiers crashed around the knob, sending its Confederate defenders scurrying toward Missionary Ridge (to your rear).
As the sun sank below the horizon, the first of three days of desperate fighting ended with the Stars and Stripes waving triumphantly over Orchard Knob.
Erected by Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.
Location. 35° 2.365′ N, 85° 16.44′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Orchard Knob Avenue north of Ivy Street. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the middle of a residential neighborhood, in the city of Chattanooga, a little less than a mile west of Missionary Ridge. It is situated on the crest of the Orchard Knob Reservation,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fourth Army Corps. (here, next to this marker); Union Casualties (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Casualties (a few steps from this marker); New Jersey (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourteenth Army Corps. (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Chattanooga. (within shouting distance of this marker); The State of Maryland (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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