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Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25.

 
 
Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
1. Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25. Marker
Inscription. During the night of Nov. 24, 1863, Bragg's forces withdrew from the plain and Lookout and joined those on Missionary Ridge, occupying it from Rossville to Tunnel Hill, and a spur thence eastward to the Chickamauga. Sherman early on the 25th assaulted Tunnel Hill, continuing his operations until 3 P.M. but failed to carry it.

The brunt of the defense fell upon Cleburne's Division, supported by troops from Stevenson's and Walker's.

Hooker's forces descended Lookout and marched for Rossville, being delayed several hours while rebuilding a bridge over Chattanooga Creek.

Osterhaus' Division forced its way through Rossville Gap and turned northward along the eastern slope to Bragg's Headquarters.

Cruft's Division carried the south end of the Ridge and Geary attacked the western slope reaching the crest soon after the center had occupied it to his left. At 3:15 P.M. the four Divisions of Thomas' Army occupying the Orchard Knob line, Johnson on the right with two brigades, Sheridan, Wood and Baird each with three brigades moved forward in assault, captured the Confederate earthworks at the foot of Missionary Ridge, and immediately stormed and carried the Ridge itself. The divisions from left to right opposing the assaults of Hooker and Thomas were Stewart's, Bate's, Anderson's and Cheatham's.

Those
Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
2. Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25. Marker
View of the historic marker seen from the crest of the hill, overlooking the Tennessee River, in Boynton Park.
which held their lines on the crest were Cheatham's, Walker's, Stevenson's and Cleburne's. Stewart's Division was greatly attenuated to cover the three miles from Bragg's Headquarters to Rossville Gap.

It had no support on its left, and was attacked by four Union divisions.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
 
Location. 35° 3.243′ N, 85° 18.988′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Cameron Lane north of Gateway Avenue, on the right when traveling north. 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. Battle of Chattanooga, 2d Day, Nov. 24. (here, next to this marker); Battle of Chattanooga, 1st Day, Nov. 23 (here, next to this marker); Boynton Park (a few steps from this marker); Negley's and Wilder's Demonstrations Against Chattanooga (a few steps from this marker); Re-Opening the Tennessee River
Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
3. Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25. Marker
View of the historic marker (right marker in foreground) in Boynton Park, looking northwest.
(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
 
Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
4. Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25. Marker
View looking northeast of the historic marker in Boynton Park.
Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
5. Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25. Marker
View of the three "Battle of Chattanooga" markers at Boynton Park. The featured historic marker is on the far right.
Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
6. Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25. Marker
View of the historic markers and cannon that are located at Boynton Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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