Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Negley's and Wilder's Demonstrations Against Chattanooga
In executing a part of Gen. Rosecrans' plan to divert attention from the crossing of the main body of his army at points down the river by threatening Gen. Bragg's right and center, Col. Wilder's Brigade of mounted infantry, on August 21, 1863, occupied the position from which Negley had made his demonstration, and vigorously shelled the city and line of defensive works.
He was responded to by Confederate batteries, but without serious loss on either side.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 35° 3.247′ N, 85° 18.996′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Cameron Lane north of Gateway Avenue, on the right when traveling north. 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Re-Opening the Tennessee River (here, next to this marker); Boynton Park (here, next to this marker); Battle of Chattanooga, 1st Day, Nov. 23 (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Chattanooga, 2d Day, Nov. 24. (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25. (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4. submitted on September 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5. submitted on September 29, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.