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Clayton's Brigade

Stewart's Division - Breckinridge's Corps.

 

Col. J. T. Holtzclaw.

 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. Clayton's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Clayton's Brigade
Stewart's Division - Breckinridge's Corps.
Col. J. T. Holtzclaw.
Nov. 25, 1863.
18th Alabama - Maj. Shop Ruffin.
32nd Alabama - Capt. John W. Bell.
36th Alabama - Col. Lewis T. Woodruff.
38th Alabama - Col. Charles T. Ketchun.
58th Alabama - Lieut. Col. John W. Inzer.

During Nov. 24th Stewart's Division held its earthworks reaching from the foot of Missionary Ridge near Fort Cheatham to Chattanooga Creek beyond the Watkins' place. Strahl's Brigade being next the ridge and Clayton's left of Strahl. At nightfall Clayton was dispatched to relieve Walthall's and Pettus' line on Lookout Mountain, reaching their position at 3 p.m. and holding the line until withdrawn at 2 a.m. It then took position on Missionary Ridge extending the left of Stewart's line to the point overlooking Rossville Gap. Upon the advance of Hooker's column from Lookout toward the Gap Gen. Breckinridge took two regiments of the Brigade and two guns into the Gap. The Brigade line on the Ridge was then greatly extended, being little more then a skirmish line. The regiments in the Gap were forced to the rear, and those left on the Ridge, being attacked on the flank by Cruft's Division, on the front by Johnson's, and in the rear by Osterhaus' which turned northward after
Clayton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. Clayton's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker situated on the edge of a residential property line, next to a neighbor's driveway, just off of the roadway.
penetrating the Gap, retreated toward Mission Mills.
Casualties: killed 21; wounded 100; missing 706.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-368A.)
 
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. 34° 59.55′ N, 85° 16.555′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road north of East Crest Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located near the southern end of Missionary Ridge, along its western crest, between the Bragg Reservation and the Rossville Gap. Marker is at or near this postal address: 604 South Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Company F 2nd Missouri Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Geary's Division (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Creighton's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Geary's Division (approx. 0.4
Clayton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
3. Clayton's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along South Crest Road.
miles away); Whitaker's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); 99th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grose's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cruft's Division (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Clayton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
4. Clayton's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along South Crest Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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