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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Samuel Beatty's Brigade

Wood's Division - Granger's Corps.

 

—Brig. Gen. Samuel Beatty —

 
Samuel Beatty's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. Samuel Beatty's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Samuel Beatty's Brigade
Wood's Division - Granger's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Samuel Beatty.
Nov. 25, 1863, P.M.
79th Indiana - Col. Frederick Knefler.
86th Indiana - Col. George F. Dick.
9th Kentucky - Col. George H. Cram.
17th Kentucky - Col. Alexander M. Stout.
13th Ohio - Col. Dwight Jarvis,Jr.
19th Ohio - Col. Charles F. Manderson.
59th Ohio - Maj. Robert J. Vandsool.
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In the general assault on Missionary Ridge this brigade advanced on the left of Willich's Brigade with a front of two regiments, the 79th and 86th Indiana, the rest of the brigade being in echelon to the left. The 9th Kentucky acted as skirmishers, and the advance regiments after carrying the rifle-pits at the base of the ridge were not halted but pushed on at once toward the summit.
The 13th and 59th Ohio were sent to their assistance on the slope, and the four regiments gained the summit where they were almost immediately joined by the 19th Ohio and 17th Kentucky. Upon reaching the summit a portion of the brigade turned north and joined by the right of Turchin's brigade on the first knoll beyond this position assisted in the capture of four guns.
Casualties: killed 14; wounded 160; missing 1.
Samuel Beatty's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. Samuel Beatty's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker in the foreground and the residences across the street in the background.

 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-102.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Turchin Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 2.295′ N, 85° 15.25′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road north of Shallowford Road, on the left 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 three right turns to get on South Crest Street, heading north across the bridge over Interstate 24. Continue north, and just past the Ohio Reservation (when going over the McCallie Avenue Tunnel) South Crest Road turns into North Crest Road. The first road that you then come to is Shallowford Road and the historical marker is somewhat
Samuel Beatty's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
3. Samuel Beatty's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker and the backside of the National Park Service's sign for the Turchin Reservation.
beyond this intersection, on the west side of the road, in the Turchin Reservation, across the street from the residence at 130 North Crest Road. 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. Dent's Alabama Battery (a few steps from this marker); 13th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hindman's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 35th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); 19th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); 25th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 59th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. When I originally came through the Chattanooga area, on June 7th, taking pictures of historical markers along Missionary Ridge, this historical marker was not here and Confederate Marker/Tablet for "Dent's Alabama Battery" was the only historical marker at the Turchin Reservation. However, two weeks later when I came to take some additional pictures I found the marker/tablet for Samuel Beatty's Brigade here at the Turchin Reservation.
 
Regarding Samuel Beatty's Brigade.
Samuel Beatty's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
4. Samuel Beatty's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the historical marker and the National Park Service's sign for the Turchin Reservation.
While this tablet identifies both the location and role played during the military action of this particular Brigade, as well as listing the regimental units that make up this Brigade, not all of its listed regiments have individual markers and/or tablets for the park visitor to view. So of the regiments listed for Samuel Beatty's Brigade, all of them except for the 79th Indiana, 86th Indiana, & 17th Kentucky have either a marker or a tablet for visitors to view. In explaining this, the NPS staff state the following,

"There is no indication that there ever were bronze tablets (for these units)...the answer to that question is probably another that would have to be addressed to whatever records survive in the ... state archives respectively (since it was the states that were responsible for providing the unit commemorative features).”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regimental markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade (except for the 79th Indiana, 86th Kentucky, & 17th Kentucky which never had markers).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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