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Near Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Moore's Brigade

Cheatham's Division

 

—Hardee's Corps —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2017
1. Moore's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Moore's Brigade
Cheatham's Division - Hardee's Corps.
Brigadier General John C. Moore.
November 24, 1863, 1:30 p.m.
37th Alabama - Lieutenant Colonel A. A. Green.
40th Alabama - Colonel John H. Higley.
42nd Alabama - Lieutenant Colonel Thomas C. Lanier.

On the morning of November 24th the left of Moore's Brigade rested a short distance below this point with its right at the foot of the mountain near Chattanooga Creek. It picketed from its right to the railroad bridge over Lookout Creek, having 225 pickets on the line at the time of Hooker's advance. A large part of these were captured by a flank attack. Soon after the Brigade was ordered forward to the trenches at Cravens and below it, Walthall's line having been already forced back of Cravens. Moore retired until his left conformed to Walthall's new position. Upon the arrival of Pettus' Brigade from the top of the mountain, its right was connected with Moore's left and this line was maintained until the close of the battle at night. At 8 p.m. Walthall's Brigade and the 20th and 31st Alabama of Pettus' were relieved by Holtzclaw's Brigade (Clayton's) of Stewart's Division, and withdrew to the foot of the mountain. At 2 a.m. Moore and Holtzclaw with the 46th Alabama of Pettus', withdrew from the mountain, covering
Moore's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2017
2. Moore's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, situated on the lower slope of Lookout Mountain, in the deep woods, well off of the roadway.
the Confederate retreat. Strength in action 1,200. Casualties: killed 4; wounded 48; captured and missing 206.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-380.)
 
Location. 35° 0.669′ N, 85° 20.365′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Shingle Road north of Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway (Tennessee Route 148), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This historical marker is located near a cluster of Confederate historical tablets, situated in a heavily forested area, about midway between the Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway and the Cravens House. To get to this marker you must walk about 200 feet into the woods to the north of the roadway. The trailhead begins at the D & L Tablet entitled "Final Line.". Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Final Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Pettus' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Walthall's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton's Brigade (within shouting
Moore's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2017
3. Moore's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, situated on the lower slope of Lookout Mountain, in somewhat of a clearing, in the deep woods.
distance of this marker); Stevenson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Final Union Line (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ohio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Candy's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Moore's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2017
4. Moore's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet situated at the end of a trail in the woods, on the lower slope of Lookout Mountain.
Moore's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2017
5. Moore's Brigade Marker
View of the trail that one would use to reach this tablet.
Moore's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2017
6. Moore's Brigade Marker
View showing the trail to this tablet starting at the edge of the roadway, where a Confederate D & L Tablet is situated.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 15, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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