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

Turchin's Brigade

Baird's Division - Palmer's Corps.

 

—Brig. Gen. John B. Turchin. —

 
Turchin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. Turchin's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Turchin's Brigade
Baird's Division - Palmer's Corps.

Brig. Gen. John B. Turchin.
Nov. 25th, 1863, 5 P.M.
82 Indiana - Col. Morton C. Hunter.
11th Ohio - Lieut. Col. Ogden Street
17th Ohio - Maj. Benjamin F. Butterfield.
17th Ohio - Capt. Benjamin H. Showers.
31st Ohio - Lieut. Col. F.W. Lister
36th Ohio - Lieut. Col. Hiram F. Devol.
89th Ohio - Capt. John H. Jolly.
92nd Ohio - Lieut. Col. Douglas Putnam, Jr.
92nd Ohio - Capt. Edward Grosvenor.


This brigade was sent to Sherman at the tunnel the forenoon of the 25th, returning to the center about 2 p.m. The brigade was the right of the division with S. Beatty's brigade of Wood's on its right and Van Derveer's on its left. One of its flags was the first of the division to reach the crest. Upon reaching the crest it moved northwardly to the assistance of the other brigades of the division then climbing the ridge in front of the brigades of Vaughn, Jackson and Moore. After a short and stubborn contest the ridge was carried to the elevated point about 1,060 yards north of this.
Casualties: Killed 50, wounded 231, missing 3.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-131.)
Turchin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. Turchin's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker situated near the entrance to the DeLong Reservation. Note to the far right of the picture several downed trees from the April 27th storms that swept the area.

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Delong Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 2.572′ N, 85° 15.217′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road south of Brown Wood Drive, 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, however, once you are on the ridge you will find this marker in the DeLong 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. DeLong Reservation (here, next to this marker); 9th Kentucky Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota (within shouting distance of this marker); Water's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 92nd Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Regarding Turchin's Brigade.
Turchin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. Turchin's Brigade Marker
View looking north of the historical marker situated along the stone wall on the eastern border of the DeLong Reservation. In the distant background can be seen North Crest Road winding in front of the contested elevated ground mentioned on the historical marker.
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 Turchin's Brigade, all of them except for the 82nd Indiana 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 this unit)...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 Regiment markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade (except for the 82nd Indiana which never had a marker or tablet).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
DeLong Reservation Sign image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
4. DeLong Reservation Sign
View of the Delong Reservation sign (with a distant view of the 2nd Minnesota Monument in the background) where the historical marker is located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 7, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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