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

Gist's Brigade

Walker's Division - Hardee's Corps.

 

—Brig. Gen. States Rights Gist. —

 
Gist's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. Gist's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Gist's Brigade
Walker's Division - Hardee's Corps.
Brig. Gen. States Rights Gist.
Nov. 25, 1863
46th Georgia - Lieut. Col. William A. Daniel.
8th Georgia Batt'n - Lieut. Col. Leroy Napier.
16th South Carolina - Col. James McCullough.
24th South Carolina - Col. Clement H. Stevens.

This Brigade had been stationed with its Division in the trenches westward of Chattanooga Creek to the base of Lookout Mountain from Nov. 14th to the 23d. On the afternoon of that day the enemy moved against the Orchard Knob line and carried it. Walker's Division was therefore ordered to proceed to the right and take position on Missionary Ridge as an observing force, and to resist any attempt to turn the right. The brigade took position at this point with Wilson's Brigade on its right and Maney's on the left. Until this date the crest of Missionary Ridge had been unoccupied in force, the lines having been at its foot east of Chattanooga, and across the plain to Lookout Mountain south of it. During the engagement at Tunnel Hill on the 25th the Brigade was not attacked. It supported artillery on the high knoll at its right which was in action at long range upon the advance of the enemy against Tunnel Hill. After dark it withdrew in order following the troops about Tunnel Hill
Gist's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. Gist's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker situated along the side of the Ferguson (South Carolina) Battery marker, on the east side of the roadway, along the crest of Missionary Ridge.
and crossing the Chickamauga at the railroad bridges.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-373.)
 
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. 35° 3.449′ N, 85° 14.909′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Crest Road and Marshall Street, on the right when traveling north on North Crest Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the eastern side of the roadway, right next to another historical marker (Ferguson's South Carolina Battery), about midway between the Phelp's Monument and the Sherman Reservation. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the tablet is at 530 North Crest Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 530 North Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ferguson's (South Carolina) Battery (here, next to this marker); Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker's Division.
Gist's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
3. Gist's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker as seen from the intersection of Marshall Street and the roadway, looking north along North Crest Road.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Wilson's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walker's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cheatham's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walthall's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Locomotive 4501 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gist's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
4. Gist's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along North Crest Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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