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

Walthall's Brigade

Cheatham's Division - Hardee's Corps.

 

—Brig. Gen. Edward Cary Walthall. —

 
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. Walthall's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Walthall's Brigade
Cheatham's Division - Hardee's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Edward Cary Walthall.
Nov. 25, 1863, 5 p.m.
24th Mississippi - Col. William F. Dowd.
27th Mississippi - Lieut. Col. A. J. Jones.
29th Mississippi - Col. William Brantly.
30th Mississippi - Maj. James M. Johnson.
34th Mississippi - Capt. H. J. Bowen.
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This brigade arrived on Missionary Ridge from Lookout Mountain in the morning of November 25th, and took position as the right brigade of the division. When the right of Baird's division of Union troops gained the crest of the ridge to the south of this, Moore's and Jackson's brigades of Cheatham's division, were hurriedly thrown across the ridge and down its eastern slope in an unsuccessful attempt to check Baird's advance northward. At this juncture Walthall's brigade was formed across the ridge at this point at right angles to its former line under a brisk fire, and held its position. The fire was kept up until after dark. Soon after 8 o'clock the brigade withdrew under orders, marching by way of the railroad bridge toward Chickamauga Station.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. Walthall's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker in front of a residence, along side of two different division boundary markers.
. (Marker Number MT-393.)
 
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° 3.305′ N, 85° 14.921′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road north of Portview Place, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the eastern side of the roadway, situated on top of a stone wall embankment built in front of a residence, about midway between the Phelp's Monument and the Sherman Reservation. Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 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. Cheatham's Division (here, next to this marker); Walker's Division (here, next to this marker); Walker's Division. (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery (about 700 feet away); Ferguson's (South Carolina) Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gist's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moore's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Wilson's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
3. Walthall's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker looking south (for a long way) 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 584 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 8, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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