Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
—Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan —
Sheridan's Division - Granger's Corps.
Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan.
Nov. 25, 1863, P.M.
1st Brigade - Col. Francis T. Sherman.
2d Brigade - Brig. Gen. George D. Wagner.
3d Brigade - Col. Charles G. Harker.
On the morning of Nov. 25th Gen. Sheridan advanced his line to the right of and in prolongation of the line of Wood's Division of Granger's Corps which occupied Orchard's Knob. Wagner's Brigade was on the left next to Wood, Harker's next on the right, each in two lines. Sherman held the right of the Division formed in three lines, of three regiments each, the left of his Brigade resting on the Moore Road (now Montgomery Avenue). At 3:15 the Division moved forward in the general assault of the Army of the Cumberland upon the ridge, carried the earthworks at its base, and halted there according to orders, but began almost immediately to ascend the slope in obedience to further orders from Gen. Granger. The center of the Division reached the crest at Bragg's Headquarters in the face of very persistent opposition from Breckinridge's Division commanded by Brig. Gen. W.B. Bate. It continued to press the retreating enemy toward Chickamauga Station
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-94.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Bragg Reservation marker series.
Location. 35° 1.16′ N, 85° 15.804′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road south of East Main Street, on the left when traveling south. 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 two right turns to get on South Crest Street and then go only a slight distance south to reach the Bragg Reservation which is where this historical marker is located. Once you have entered the Bragg Reservation you will find this historical marker on the west side of the parking area on the old Ridge Road that runs through the Bragg Reservation. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. 42nd Illinois Infantry (here, next to this marker); 36th Illinois Infantry (here, next to this marker); 27th Illinois Infantry (here, next to this marker); Harker's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Missionary Ridge (a few steps from this marker); 79th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Union Casualties (a few steps from this marker); 73rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the brigade tablets for this division.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 11, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.