Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Finley's (Florida) Brigade
Breckinridge's (Bate's) Division - Breckinridge's Corps
Breckinridge's (Bate's) Division - Breckinridge's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Jesse J. Finley.
Nov. 25, 1863, 5 P.M.
1st and 3rd Florida - Capt. W. T. Saxon.
4th Florida - Lieut. Col. E. Badger.
6th Florida - Lieut. Col. A. D. McLean.
7th Florida - Lieut. Col. Tillman Ingram
1st Florida Cav. (Dismounted) - Col. G. T. Maxwell.
Except the 1st Florida Dismounted Cavalry and 4th Florida Infantry, this Brigade was brought up from the trenches early the night of Nov. 24th and formed on the left of Bate's (Tyler's) Brigade. Subsequently the 7th Florida, Lieut. Col. Ingram was sent back to the trenches with orders to hold them at all hazards. At 1 P.M. the line was moved to the right until the left of the Brigade rested in the depression to the right of Gen. Bragg's Headquarters. Adams' (Gibson's) Brigade of Stewart's Division was on its left. Upon the advance of the enemy Reynold's Brigade of Buckner's Division in retiring hastily from the trenches at the foot of the ridge, threw the left of Finley's line into temporary confusion. The Brigades of Finley and Bate fought with persistence until enfiladed by the enemy who had gained the crest both on the right and the left. Bate then withdrew his two brigades to the next ridge east where Finley's Brigade held a second
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-372.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Missionary Ridge, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
Location. 35° 1.37′ N, 85° 15.649′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road north of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. In order to view this historical marker one must find a way to get to the crest of Missionary Ridge. The options to use in ascending Missionary Ridge are limited and difficult to locate if you are not familiar with the area. From downtown Chattanooga, I drove east to Missionary Ridge on Main Street, and using Main Street took me to the top of Missionary Ridge. Once at the top of Missionary Ridge I needed to make a series of three right turns to get on South Crest Street. From there one should travel north on South Crest Road and you will find this historical marker on your right (one of the few markers on the east side of this road). Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 South Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Wagner's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 100th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 26th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Breckinridge's Division (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reynolds' Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 97th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Massenburg's Georgia Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 64th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 582 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.