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

Corse's Brigade

Hugh Ewing's Division

 

—Blair's Corps —

 
Corse's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. Corse's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Corse's Brigade
Hugh Ewing's Division - Blair's Corps.
Brig. Gen. John M. Corse. - Col. Charles C. Walcutt.

Nov. 25, 1863

40th Illinois - Maj. Hiram W. Hall.
103rd Illinois - Col. Willard Dickerman.
6th Iowa - Lieut. Col. A.J. Miller.
15th Michigan - Lieut. Col. A.E. Jaquith (Detached)
46th Ohio - Col. Chas. C. Walcutt. - Capt. Isaac N. Alexander.

About 7 A.M. the Brigade, 920 men, moved from the high ridge northwest, formed in the ravine at its base, and at 10 A.M. effected a lodgement in the abandoned Confederate works near this. Preparations were immediately made for charging the battery on the high point about 220 yards south. Three lines of skirmishers with a strength equal to two regiments, led by Gen. Corse, preceded the rest of the brigade. Half way to the battery Gen. Corse was severely wounded, and the assault failed. The brigade under command of Col. Walcutt, then retired to this position from which it had charged, and remained here, engaged at intervals until nearly dark. At 3 P.M. it repulsed a front and flank attack upon it by troops which had made a successful charge upon the line to the right of it. In all its movements it was supported on the left by a part of Lightburn's Brigade. At about sunset the brigade
Corse's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. Corse's Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker with the Iowa Monument a short distance behind (south) it.
was relieved by the 57th Ohio and 6th Missouri.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-111.)
 
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° 4.24′ N, 85° 14.377′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from North Crest Road near 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 just afew feet due north of the Iowa monument. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iowa State Monument (here, next to this marker); 103rd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 6th Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 40th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Lightburn's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 46th Ohio Infantry
Corse's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. Corse's Brigade Marker
View looking north, from behind the featured historic marker, in the direction of the Union markers and monuments on the summit of the "Sherman Heights."
(within shouting distance of this marker); 30th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 37th 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 the "Sherman Heights."
 
Regarding Corse'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
Corse's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. Corse's Brigade Marker
View looking south from the crest of the "Sherman Heights," towards the featured marker, the Iowa Monument, and two of the Illinois Regimental markers.
markers and/or tablets for the park visitor to view. So of the regiments listed for Corse's Brigade, all of them except for the 15th Michigan 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 15th Michigan).
 
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 360 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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