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

Military History of Chattanooga

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
1. Military History of Chattanooga Marker
Inscription. This city was first occupied by Confederate troops in the spring of 1862 under Generals Floyd, Maxey and Leadbetter. Union troops under General Mitchell shelled it June 7 and 8. Bragg's Army occupied it in August preparing for the Kentucky campaign, again in the fall on its return from Kentucky, and in the summer of 1863 when retiring before Rosecrans from Middle Tennessee. Wilder shelled the city from Stringer's Ridge August 21. Bragg evacuated it September 7 and 8, and a small Union force took possession. Rosecrans occupied it in force the second morning after the Battle of Chickamagua, and thereafter it remained in Union control. Thomas succeeded Rosecrans October 19.

Grant took general command October 23. A short line of supplies to Bridgeport by Brown's Ferry was opened October 28, upon a plan devised by General Rosecrans. Hooker's forces arrived in Lookout Valley on that date and fought the Battle of Wauhatchie. Sherman's troops crossed the Tennessee above the city during the night of November 23.

On that day the Army of the Cumberland carried Orchard Knob.

November 24, Hooker's column captured the north slope of Lookout Mountain. On November 25, Missionary Ridge, excepting Cleburne's position at Tunnel Hill and the intervening line to Walthall's stand north of De Long's was carried by Grant's combined
Military History of Chattanooga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
2. Military History of Chattanooga Marker
View of the marker looking west along West 10th Street.
armies, Bragg retreating to Dalton.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board.
 
Location. 35° 2.685′ N, 85° 18.65′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on West 10th Street west of Broad Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. This marker is located in downtown Chattanooga, on the north side of the Chattanooga Public Library (address: 1001 Broad Street), affixed to an almost flat slab of cement, at nearly ground level, between the public library outside building structure and the public sidewalk. 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. Crutchfield House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Union Depot (about 300 feet away); Site of Crutchfield House (about 500 feet away); The Chattanooga Brush Electric Light Company (about 700 feet away); A Point in the 2d Line of Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States (approx. 0.2 miles away); Martin Hotel (approx. mile away); William "Uncle Bill" Lewis (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Military History of Chattanooga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
3. Military History of Chattanooga Marker
View of the marker looking east along West 10th Street.
Military History of Chattanooga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
4. Military History of Chattanooga Marker
View of the marker looking south towards the Chattanooga Public Library.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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