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

Lowrey's Brigade

Cleburne's Division - Breckinridge's Corps.

 

—Brig. Gen. Mark P. Lowrey. —

 
Lowrey's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
1. Lowrey's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Lowrey's Brigade
Cleburne's Division - Breckinridge's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Mark P. Lowrey.
Nov. 24 and 25, 1863.

16th Alabama - Maj. Frederick A. Ashford.
33rd Alabama - Col. Samuel Adams.
45th Alabama - Lieut. Col. M.O. Lampley.
32nd and 45th Mississippi - Lieut. Col. A. Charlton.
15th Miss. Battalion Sharpshooters - Capt. Daniel Coleman.

In the afternoon of the 24th, the Brigade extended Cleburne's Division line on the ridge south of the Tunnel. Late in the afternoon by order of Gen. Hardee, two regiments of the Brigade occupied the elevated East Spur of the Ridge about 800 yards north-east of this position, and on the morning of the 25th the two remaining regiments of the Brigade, left near the Tunnel, completing Cleburne's Division line to the Chickamauga.

The Brigade had no artillery and was not engaged, except in heavy skirmishing and a long range flank fire from the left of the Brigade on Union troops assaulting Tunnel Hill from the north. No losses given.

Soon after dark the Brigade attacked and drove back the Union Skirmishers in its front and retired across the Chickamauga.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 377.)
 
Location.
Lowrey's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
2. Lowrey's Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker situated near the eastern base of the "Sherman Heights" and of the trail just to the left of the marker that leads back up to the crest of the hill where the Union troops were located.
35° 4.258′ N, 85° 14.274′ 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 hill called the "Sherman Heights," and is situated near the base of a trail that goes off into the woods, and down the side of the hill, from the east side of the clearing on the top of the "Sherman Heights". 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. 37th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); 30th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); 47th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 54th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ewing's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Earthworks (about 400 feet away); Lightburn's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Giles A. Smith's Brigade (about 400 feet away). 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
Lowrey's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
3. Lowrey's Brigade Marker
View looking downhill, from along the walking path, of the backside of the historic marker.
area on Lightfoot Mill Road and then walking north on North Crest Road. You will reach a spot on this road where there is a locked gate barring further vehicle traffic on the road, but not foot traffic. Continue to walk all the way to the end of North Crest Road. Once there you will see a pathway that goes from the end of the road to the center of the gorge that separates "Tunnel Hill" to your south and "Sherman Heights" to your north. This historic marker is to the north on the "Sherman Heights."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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