Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Giles A. Smith's Brigade
Morgan L. Smith's Division
— 15th Corps —
Morgan L. Smith's Division, - 15th Corps.
Col. Nathan W, Tupper.
Nov. 25, 1863.
55th Illinois, - Col. Oscar Malmborg.
116th Illinois, - Lieut. Col. James P. Boyd.
127th Illinois, - Lieut. Col. Frank S. Curtiss.
6th Missouri, - Lieut. Col. Ira Boutell.
8th Missouri, - Lieut. Col. David C. Coleman.
57th Ohio, - Lieut. Col. Samuel R. Mott.
13th U.S., 1st Battn. - Capt. C.C. Smith.
On the morning of the 25th the Brigade moved from near Boyce's Station southeastward about 850 yards, then southward about 500 yards on the high spur northeast of this point until it came in contact with the skirmishers of Lowrey's Confederate Brigade, when it crossed the narrow valley westward to the Lightburn Hill, which it descended at its southern extremity and near sunset, moved to this line and relieved Corse's Brigade and part of Lightburn's and intrenched.
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-128.)
Marker series. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Sherman Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
Location. 35° 4.323′ N, 85° 14.298′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from North Crest Road north of Lightfoot Mill Road. This historic marker is located in the Sherman Reservation, up on the hill called the "Sherman Heights," due north of the Iowa monument, up over the crest of the hill and just beyond three Illinois monuments (the 63rd Illinois) that are located partially down the backside of the slope. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 63rd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Alexander's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 127th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 116th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 57th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Earthworks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cockerill's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 70th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away). 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 the "Sherman Heights."
Regarding Giles A. Smith's Brigade. While this tablet identifies both the location
"There is no indication that there ever were stone markers or bronze tablets, as applicable for any of those units. Most of the (units) were positioned where the National Military Park did not acquire any ground.”
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regimental markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade (except for the 13th U.S. Battalion).
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4. submitted on July 12, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.