Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Fourteenth Army Corps
Maj. Gen. John M. Palmer.
—Nov. 19-25th, 1863. —
Maj. Gen. John M. Palmer.
Nov. 19-25, 1863
Johnson's Division - Brig. Gen. Richard W. Johnson.
Davis' Division - Brig. Gen. Jefferson C. Davis.
Baird's Division - Brig. Gen. Absalom Baird.
Nov. 19th Davis Division was detached and ordered four miles above Chattanooga to cover the crossing of Sherman's column. It crossed the pontoon bridge in the rear of this force at noon November 24th, and continued to act as a reserve for Gen. Sherman throughout the battle. The only organization of the Division engaged was Battery I, 2nd Minnesota Light Artillery. On the morning of Nov. 25th Baird's Division, after reconnoitering to Chattanooga Creek was ordered to the to the assistance of Gen. Sherman, and joined him near the tunnel about noon. Being soon ordered to return to the center, it arrived in the vicinity of Orchard Knob and formed on the left of Wood's Division of the Fourth Corps, and became the left of the line of assault on Missionary Ridge.
Johnson's Division was divided. Starkweather's Brigade occupied the fortifications of Chattanooga. Stoughton's Brigade formed on the right of Sheridan's Division of the Fourth Corps. Carlin's Brigade, which had re-enforced Hooker at the Cravens house on Lookout Mountain on
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-71.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Orchard Knob Reservation marker series.
Location. 35° 2.351′ N, 85° 16.439′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Orchard Knob Avenue north of Ivy Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the middle of a residential neighborhood, in the city of Chattanooga, a little less than a mile west of Missionary Ridge. It is situated near the crest of the Orchard Knob Reservation, National Military Park and is positioned on the high ground to the south of the crest, near the New Jersey Memorial Monument. 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. New Jersey State Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Final Struggle Begins (within shouting distance Fourth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Regarding Fourteenth Army Corps. While there are additional NPS tablets for both Johnson's Division and Baird's Division that explain their role in the Chattanooga Campaign, there is not one for the Davis' Division. In explanation of this, the NPS staff state the following:
"There is not a table for Davis' Division. They were stationed on the north side of the Tennessee River upstream of Chattanooga and when Sherman crossed the river at the mouth of South Chickamauga Creek, because he (Sherman) was short one division because of the broken pontoon bridge at Brown's Ferry, Davis was assigned to Sherman
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Division tablets (except for Davis' Division which does not have a tablet) for this Army Corps.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 16, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.