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

Earthworks

G. A. Smith's Brigade

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. Earthworks Marker
Inscription.
Earthworks
Thrown up by G.A. Smith's
Brigade, night of
Nov. 25, 1863

 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-129.)
 
Location. 35° 4.29′ N, 85° 14.344′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from North Crest Road north of Lightfoot Mill Road. Touch for map. This historic marker is located in the Sherman Reservation, up on the hill called the "Sherman Heights," due north of the Iowa monument, up on the crest of the hill. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 70th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Cockerill's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 53rd Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Army of the Tennessee (a few steps from this marker); 55th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th U.S. Missouri Infantry
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. Earthworks Marker
View from the site of the Union earthworks on the summit of "Sherman Heights" northward towards the 116th Illinois Monument.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 57th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. Because of its location in the Sherman Reservation it cannot be reached by car and can only be reached by foot. I would suggest parking your car in the provided parking area on Lightfoot Mill Road and then walking north on North Crest Road. You will reach a spot on this road where there is a locked gate barring further vehicle traffic on the road, but not foot traffic. Continue to walk all the way to the end of North Crest Road. Once there you will see a pathway that goes from the end of the road to the center of the gorge that separates "Tunnel Hill" to your south and "Sherman Heights" to your north. This historic marker is to the north on "Sherman Heights."
 
Regarding Earthworks. This historic marker is situated along the physical remains of the Union earthworks that are still visible along the top of the "Sherman Heights."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Earthworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. Earthworks Marker
View of the historic marker situated along the remains of the Union earthworks on the summit of "Sherman Heights."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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