Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
28th Alabama Infantry
—(Hindman) Anderson's Division —
Manigault's Brigade, (Hindman) Anderson Division
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′ 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 •
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 93 times since then and 16 times this year. 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.