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

Cockerill's Brigade

Hugh Ewing's Division

 

15th Corps

 
Cockerill's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. Cockerill's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Cockerill's Brigade
Hugh Ewing's Division, 15th Corps.
Col. Joseph R. Cockerill.

Nov. 25, 1863.

48th Illinois, - Lieut. Col. Lucien Greathouse.
97th Indiana, - Col. Robert F. Catterson.
99th Indiana, - Col. Alexander Fowler.
53rd Ohio, - Col. Wells S. Jones.
70th Ohio, - Maj. William B. Brown.

The brigade crossed the Tennessee River on the morning of November 24th, advanced about 1 P.M., and late in the afternoon occupies the ridge about 1,000 yards northwest of this point, where by the morning of the 25th it had constructed a good line of works extending from the base to the top of the ridge, facing south. On the 25th it remained in the position taken on the 24th in support of a battery, and had 3 men wounded by artillery fire.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-110.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Sherman Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 4.292′ N, 85° 14.351′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Cockerill's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. Cockerill's Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker situated near the top of the "Sherman Height," along the western edge of the clearing, between two missing Ohio Regimental markers.
, 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," and is situated northwest of the Iowa monument, near the top 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. 53rd Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 70th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); Earthworks (a few steps from this marker); Army of the Tennessee (a few steps from this marker); 55th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 6th U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th U.S. Missouri Infantry (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
Cockerill's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. Cockerill's Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker situated along the western crest of the "Sherman Heights," next to the 55th Illinois Monument and the Army of the Tennessee markers.
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 Cockerill's Brigade. While this tablet identifies both the location and role played during the military action of this particular Brigade, as well as listing the regimental units that make up this Brigade, not all of its listed regiments have individual markers and/or tablets for the park visitor to view. So of the regiments listed for Cockerill's Brigade, all of them except for the 48th Illinois, 97th Indiana and 99th Indiana have either a marker or a tablet for visitors to view. In explaining why a number of the Army of Tennessee regimental units did not have markers, the NPS staff state the following,

"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 48th Illinois, 97th Indiana and 99th Indiana).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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