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

Matthies’ Brigade

John E. Smith's Division.

 

—Smith's Corps. —

 
Matthies' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. Matthies' Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Matthies' Brigade
John E. Smith's Division - Smith's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Charles L. Matthies.
Col. Benjamin D. Dean.
Col. Jabez Banbury.

Nov. 25, 1863.
93d Illinois - Col. Holden Putnam (Killed).
93d Illinois - Lieut. Col. N.C. Buswell.
5th Iowa - Col. Jabez Banbury.
5th Iowa - Lieut. Col. E.S. Sampson.
10th Iowa - Lieut. Col. P.P. Henderson.
26th Missouri - Col. Benjamin D. Dean.
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About 11 A.M. the Brigade moved to support Gen. Ewing and was ordered to capture and hold the Glass House near the tunnel. Upon reaching it, it was found on fire. The 93d Illinois and 26th Missouri soon followed by the rest of the Brigade, next charged up the slope of Tunnel Hill to assist the 27th Pennsylvania of Buschbeck's Brigade assaulting there. The lines reached the crest, and were there supported by a part of Raum's Brigade. All were driven beyond the foot of the hill by a charge on their front and on their right flank.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-123.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Sherman
Matthies' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. Matthies' Brigade Marker
View looking south, along the North Crest Road extension, of the historic marker (2nd marker) situated on the east (left) side of the roadway.
Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 4.145′ N, 85° 14.461′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road north of Lightfoot Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historic marker is located on the western boundary of the Sherman Reservation, along 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, on the eastern side of that roadway. 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. Buschbeck's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 26th U.S. Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 10th U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Cleburne's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Calvert's Arkansas Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker.
Matthies' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. Matthies' Brigade Marker
View looking north, along the North Crest Road extension, of the historic marker (1st marker) situated on the east (right) side of the roadway.
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 north on the North Crest Road extension and after a short walk (maybe a tenth of a mile) you will notice this historic marker on your right.
 
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.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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