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Wilson's Brigade

Walker's Division - - Hardee's Corps.

 

—Col. J. Cooper Nisset —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. Wilson's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Wilson's Brigade.
Walker's Division - - Hardee's Corps.
Col. J. Cooper Nisbet.

25th Georgia - - Capt. A.H. Smith.
29th Georgia - - Capt. Jno. Turner.
30th Georgia - - Col. Joseph A. Boynton.
66th Georgia - - Lt. Col. A.H. Hamilton.
1st Batt'n. Georgia, S.S. Capt. Ben Hardee.
26th Georgia Batt'n. - - Maj. Jno. W. Nisbet.

Nov. 25, 1863.

This Brigade, with its Division, had occupied the entrenchments from Chattanooga Creek westward to the foot of Lookout Mountain from Nov. 14th to the 23d. On the afternoon of the latter day Walker's Division was ordered to the right and posted on the summit of Missionary Ridge, Wilson's Brigade being on the right, Gist's in the center, and Maney's on the left. These were the first troops to occupy Missionary ridge. The lines of Bragg's army having previously been established at the foot of the Ridge east of Chattanooga, and across the plain to Lookout Mountain south of it. This movement of Walker's Division was caused by the Union advance upon the Orchard Knob line, and was held there as an observing force against any attempt to turn the right. During the engagement of the 25th at Tunnel Hill Wilson's Brigade was not attacked in front. Its artillery was in action, rendering material service, and its
Wilson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. Wilson's Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker situated on an embankment, above a low stone wall, on residential property.
lines were at times subjected to a long range skirmish fire. It withdrew in order after dark, following the troops about Tunnel Hill.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-394.)
 
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° 3.553′ N, 85° 14.808′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road north of North Crest Court Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historic marker is situated on an embankment, above a low stone wall, on residential property, overlooking the roadway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 542 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. Gist's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ferguson's (South Carolina) Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Den Corput's Georgia Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pettus' Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. Wilson's Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker looking north along North Crest Road.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Walker's Division. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Locomotive 4501 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baxter's Tennessee Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Wilson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. Wilson's Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker looking south along North Crest Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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