Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
John E. Smith's Division.
—Seventeenth Corps —
John E. Smith's Division - Seventeenth Corps. Col. Green B. Raum.
Col. Francis C. Deimling.
Col. Clark R. Wever.
Nov. 25, 1863
56th Illinois - Maj. Pinckney J. Welsh.
17th Iowa - Col. Clark R. Wever.
17th Iowa - Maj. John F. Walden.
10th Missouri - Col. Francis C. Deimling.
10th Missouri - Lieut. Col. Christian Happel.
24th Missouri Co. E. - Capt. W.W. McCammon.
80th Ohio - Lieut. Col. Pren Metham.
At noon this Brigade was sent to reinforce Gen. Ewing's Division. Soon after 1 P.M. it was formed in two lines, the front line, the 17th Iowa on the right and the 80th Ohio on the left, reached about half way up the slope of the hill to support Matthies Brigade, which had reached the crest just south of this, the rear line - the 56th Illinois on the right and 10th Missouri on the left - remaining at the base of the hill about 250 yards northwest of this tablet. After a severe engagement Matthies' Brigade and Raum's advance line were driven from their position by a charge of the enemy on their front and right flank. Raum's reserve regiments held their position and assisted in checking the enemy's advance in their direction.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Sherman Reservation marker series.
Location. 35° 4.185′ N, 85° 14.414′ 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 on the western boundary of the Sherman Reservation, at the extreme northern end of North Crest Road, which is the part of that roadway that has been closed to vehicle traffic by the National Park Service. 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. 56th Illinois Infantry Monument (here, next to this marker); Battery D, 1st Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker); 80th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 46th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 26th U.S. Missouri Infantry (about Buschbeck's Brigade (about 300 feet away); Matthies' Brigade (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.
Regarding Raum'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 Raum's Brigade, all of them except for the 24th Missouri 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 24th Missouri).
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 252 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.