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

Breckinridge's Division

Breckinridge's Corps

Breckinridge's Division-Breckinridge's Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
1. Breckinridge's Division-Breckinridge's Corps. Marker
Breckinridge's Division-Breckinridge's Corps.
Brig. Gen. William B. Bate.
Nov. 25, 1863.
Lewis' Brigade - Brig. Gen. Joseph H. Lewis.
Bate's Brigade - Col. R. C. Tyler.
Finley's Brigade - Brig. Gen. Jesse J. Finley.
The artillery of the Division, commanded by Capt. Robert Cobb, consisted of Cobb's Kentucky Battery, Lieut. Frank P. Gracey; Slocomb's Louisiana Battery, Capt. C. H. Slocomb; and Mebane's Tennessee Battery, Capt. John W. Mebane.

Nov. 23d Bate's Brigade, commanded by Col. R. C. Tyler, and the Florida Brigade, commanded by Brig. Gen. J. J. Finley, occupied the intrenchments at the base of Missionary Ridge, and on the right of Gen. Stewart's Division. During the attack on Orchard Knob Bate's Brigade supported Hindman's Division. Lewis' (Kentucky) Brigade was brought back from Chickamauga Station, and the night of the 24th was dispatched to the right to report to Gen. Cleburne. The two brigades at the base of Missionary Ridge were withdrawn to the summit, and at 1 P.M. occupied a line the left of which rested
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on the road north of Bragg's Headquarters. The division fought with great stubbornness until subjected to an enfilading fire from both flanks from troops which had gained the ridge. Gen. Bate then rallied his troops on a ridge about 1,000 yards to the rear, where they maintained a brisk fight until after dark, after which the division withdrew to the east bank of the Chickamauga.
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-344.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Missionary Ridge, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 25, 1862.
Location. 35° 1.477′ N, 85° 15.6′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. It is in Missionary Ridge. Marker is on South Crest Road north of East Main Street. 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
Breckinridge's Division-Breckinridge's Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
2. Breckinridge's Division-Breckinridge's Corps. Marker
View of the historical marker situated by a residential driveway on the east side of the street.
Main Street took me to the top of Missionary Ridge. Once at the top of Missionary Ridge I needed to make a series of three right turns to get on South Crest Street. From there one should travel north on South Crest Road and you will find this historical marker on your right (one of the few markers on the east side of this road). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 86 South Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 100th Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mebane's Tennessee Battery (about 600 feet away); Finley's (Florida) Brigade (about 700 feet away); Wagner's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 26th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 98th Ohio Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); 3rd Ohio Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); 108th Ohio Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Brigade and Battery tablets for this Division.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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