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

28th Alabama Infantry

Manigault's Brigade

 

(Hindman) Anderson's Division

 
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1. 28th Alabama Infantry Marker
Inscription.
28th Alabama Regiment
Manigault's Brigade, (Hindman) Anderson Division
Hardee's Corps
Major W. L. Butler, Commanding
November 23, 1863, 2 p.m.

The regiment occupied the crest of the elevated knoll southeast of this position, as support to the Confederate picket line, deployed in advance of this outpost about 2 P.M. Nov. 23rd, when Wood's Division with an effective force of over 5,000, as the center of the advance of the enemy moved rapidly forward from Fort Wood slope, drove in the skirmish line to this position, dispersed the outpost holding Orchard Knob and threatened this portion of the line from flank and rear, while the regiment was fiercely engaged with Hazen's Brigade in front, in a bayonet encounter.

Outflanked and overwhelmed, a large portion of the regiment was captured, but not till it had inflicted a loss on Hazen's Brigade alone. It killed and wounded 167, the regiment lost its colors and many officers and men captured. Killed and wounded not reported.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-399.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 2.26′ N, 85° 16.405′ 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
2. 28th Alabama Infantry Marker
View of the approximate location of the tablet, situated near the corner of the wooden fence, on the northeast corner of North Orchard Knob Avenue and Vine Street.
W. Marker was in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker was on North Orchard Knob Avenue north of Vine Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 205 Orchard Knob Avenue, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Hazen's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 109th Pennsylvania Infantry. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wisconsin State Monument (about 500 feet away); 1st Michigan Engineers (about 600 feet away); Fourteenth Army Corps (about 600 feet away); 2nd & 33rd Massachusetts Infantry (about 600 feet away); New Jersey State Monument (about 600 feet away); 5th & 20th Connecticut Infantry Regiment Monument (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. According to the NPS staff, years ago this tablet was hit and destroyed in an accident with a car, and for whatever the reason it has never been replaced.

To the best of my knowledge, this is the only marker, of any sort, for a Confederate regimental infantry unit, that is associated with any part of the Chattanooga NMP, and it is the only Confederate marker, of any sort, that represents a Confederate unit's activity at the Battle of Orchard Knob on November 23, 1863.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
28th Alabama Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
3. 28th Alabama Infantry Marker
View of the approximate location of the tablet (near the corner of the wooden fence) looking north along North Orchard Knob Avenue. In the distant left background can be seen the Orchard Knob Battlefield.
28th Alabama Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
4. 28th Alabama Infantry Marker
View of the approximate location of the tablet (near the corner of the wooden fence) looking northwest across North Orchard Knob Avenue, where a portion of the blue Hazen's Brigade tablet can be seen. In the distant center background can be seen the Orchard Knob Battlefield.
View of Adjacent Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
5. View of Adjacent Marker
View, looking across North Orchard Knob Avenue, of the Hazen's Brigade tablet, situated almost directly across the street from the featured tablet.
28th Alabama Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
6. 28th Alabama Infantry Marker
View of the approximate location of the tablet (near the corner of the wooden fence) looking south along North Orchard Knob Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 30, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 14, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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