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

Cumming's Brigade

Stevenson's Division

 

—Breckinridge's Corps. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. Cumming's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Cumming's Brigade
Stevenson's Division - Breckinridge's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Alfred Cumming.
Nov. 25, 1863
34th Georgia - Col. J. A. W. Johnson (wounded).
38th Georgia - Lieut. Col. A. E. Wallace (wounded).
39th Georgia - Col. J. T. McConnell (killed).
56th Georgia - Lieut. Col. J. T. Slaughter (wounded).
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At 2:30 a.m. of the 25th the brigade was ordered from the line of works west of Chickamauga Creek to the right, reaching Tunnel Hill at 9:30 a.m. taking position with its right over the tunnel, the left connecting with Pettus' brigade. At the opening of the battle the 39th and 56th Georgia regiments descended the ridge and advancing to the Glass house engaged the enemy's skirmishers. Upon returning to the ridge four companies were sent to burn the house.
The regiments of the brigade were then sent in succession to Gen. Cleburne's line at the top of Tunnel Hill and became severely engaged, finally taking part in three charges wherein two colors and many prisoners were captured by the brigade.
Toward sunset it moved rapidly toward the left, but finding the ridge carried at the center, the brigade joined the retreat toward Chickamauga Station.
Casualties: Killed 17; wounded
Cumming's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. Cumming's Brigade Marker
156; missing 30.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-370.)
 
Location. 35° 3.785′ N, 85° 14.583′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road south of Woolson Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located towards the northern end of North Crest Road, a short distance south of the Sherman Reservation. It is on the east side of the roadway between Woolson and Crutchfield Street, much closer to Woolson Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 614 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. Rowan's GA, formerly 3d Maryland Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stevenson's Division (about 300 feet away); Baxter's Tennessee Battery (about 400 feet away); Pettus' Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Howell's Georgia Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Den Corput's Georgia Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Douglas' (Texas) Battery (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Cumming's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
3. Cumming's Brigade Marker
View of historical marker looking north along North Crest Road.
Cumming's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
4. Cumming's Brigade Marker
View looking south of the historical marker and the surrounding residential properties.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 496 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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