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Sherman's Brigade

Sheridan's Division - Granger's Corps.

 

—Col. Francis T. Sherman. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. Sherman's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Sherman's Brigade
Sheridan's Division - Granger's Corps.
Col. Francis T. Sherman.
Nov. 25, 1863
36th Illinois - Col. Silas Miller
36th Illinois - Lieut. Col. Porter C. Olson.
44th Illinois - Col. Wallace W. Barrett.
73d Illinois - Col. James F. Jaquess.
74th Illinois - Col. Jason Marsh.
88th Illinois - Lieut. Col. G. W. Chandler.
22d Indiana - Col. Michael Gooding.
2d Missouri - Col. Bernard Laiboldt.
2d Missouri - Lieut. Col. Arnold Beck.
15th Missouri - Col. Joseph Conrad.
15th Missouri - Capt. Samuel Rexinger.
24th Wisconsin - Maj. C. von Baumbach.

This Brigade, in the general assault, held the right of Sheridan's Division, its left resting on the Moore road (Montgomery Avenue) with Harker's Brigade on its left and Stoughton's of Johnson's Division on the right. It formed in four lines, strongly covered by skirmishers, and after carrying two lines of earthworks at the foot of the ridge halted at the second line for instructions. It was soon ordered forward and carried the crest, aiding in capturing a battery and many prisoners. It bivouacked on the summit, but at midnight was ordered forward in pursuit.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
Sherman's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. Sherman's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker next to the roadway that runs along the western crest of Missionary Ridge.
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Location. 35° 1.116′ N, 85° 15.883′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road south of South Crest Place, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. In order to view this historical marker one must find a way to get to the crest of Missionary Ridge. The options to use in ascending Missionary Ridge are limited and difficult to locate if you are not familiar with the area. From downtown Chattanooga, I drove east to Missionary Ridge on Main Street, and using Main Street took me to the top of Missionary Ridge. Once at the top of Missionary Ridge I needed to make two right turns to get on South Crest Street and then go only a slight distance south to reach the Bragg Reservation, and then a short distance beyond the entrance to the National Military Park, on the right (west) side of South Crest Road, is where this historical monument is located. Marker is at or near this postal address: 195 South Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 88th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 74th Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawson's Georgia Battery.
Sherman's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
3. Sherman's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker from across the street, looking north along South Crest Road.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Missionary Ridge School (about 300 feet away); 44th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 73rd Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Missouri U.S.A. Troops Monument (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Regarding Sherman's Brigade. While this tablet identifies both the location and role played during the military action of this particular Brigade, as well as listing the regimental units that make up this Brigade, not all of its listed regiments have individual markers and/or tablets for the park visitor to view. So of the regiments listed for Sherman's Brigade, all of them except for the 22nd Indiana have either a marker or a tablet for visitors to view. In explaining this, the NPS staff state the following,

"There is no indication that there ever were bronze tablets (for this unit)...the answer to that question is probably another that would have to be addressed to whatever records survive in the ... state archives respectively (since it was the states that were responsible for providing the unit commemorative features)."
Sherman's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
4. Sherman's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along South Crest Road. In the distant background the Bragg Reservation can be seen.

 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regimental markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade (except for the 22nd Indiana which never had a marker or tablet).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sherman's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
5. Sherman's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along South Crest Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016.
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