Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne.
Nov. 25, 1863.
Govan's Brigade, - Col. Daniel C. Govan.
Smith's Brigade, - Brig. Gen. James A. Smith.
Polk's Brigade, - Brig. Gen. Lucius E. Polk.
Lowrey's Brigade, - Brig. Gen. Mark P. Lowrey.
Smith's Brigade held the central knoll north of the tunnel, one regiment being posted along the crest facing west, and the rest of the Brigade on this line facing north. Govan's Brigade was posted on the spur putting out to the east. The 9th Kentucky of Lewis' Brigade of Breckinridge's Division filled an interval between Smith's right and Govan's left, the remainder of the Brigade supporting various parts of the line. Lowrey's Brigade was posted on the high spur in front of and to the right of Govan. General Polk's Brigade was posted on a hill beyond the Chickamauga overlooking the bridge over the creek. On the line were the batteries of Calvert directly over the tunnel, Douglas' Battery on Govan's line, and Swett's with Smith's Brigade. The Union attacks were concentrated on Tunnel Hill and were vigorous from 10 o'clock in the morning until 4 P.M. The position was maintained until the close of the battle.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga
Location. 35° 4.133′ N, 85° 14.266′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Durand Avenue north of Lightfoot Mill Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located beside a walking trail that goes along the lower eastern slopes of the Sherman Reservation. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Polk's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Cleburne's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Wright's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 37th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 30th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); 80th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); Lowrey's Brigade (about 800 feet away); Lightburn's Brigade (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. For years I have been attempting to locate and reach this tablet and several others in the Sherman Reservation, but I was using the traditional walking trails for attempting to locate this tablet. This year, instead of using the traditional
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