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

Maney's Brigade

Walker's Division.

 

—Hardee's Corps. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. Maney's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Maney's Brigade.
Walker's Division. - Hardee's Corps.
Brig. Gen. George Maney.

Nov. 25, 1863.

1st and 27th Tennessee - Col Hume R. Field.
4th Tenn. (Provisional Army) - Capt. Joseph Bostick.
6th and 9th Tennessee - Lieut. Col. J. W. Buford.
41st Tennessee - Col. Robert Farquharson.
50th Tennessee - Col. Cyrus A. Sugg (Mortally Wounded).
24th Tennessee Batt'n S.S. - Maj. Frank Maney.


This Brigade was dispatched with its Division the afternoon of Nov. 23d from the line of earthworks between Chattanooga Creek and Lookout Mountain, to Missionary Ridge, where it took position a mile south of the tunnel to observe the enemy's forces which had captured Orchard Knob. About 2 P.M., Nov. 25th, Maney's Brigade sent to Gen. Hardee, reached Tunnel Hill during the hottest of the fighting, and was posted at this point in rear of Smith's Texas Brigade. The 1st and 27th Tennessee, Col. Feild, was advanced to the front of the works, and in conjunction with the 2d, 15th and 24th Arkansas (consolidated), Col. Warfield, of Govan's Brigade, and the 56th and 36th Georgia of Cumming's Brigade, charged the enemy's line driving them down the western slope and beyond its foot. A return attack was repulsed by the 50th Tennessee and troops of
Maney's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. Maney's Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker in the foreground and some of the other markers and cannons, at the Confederate positions, at the top of "Tunnel Hill."
Cleburne's Division, capturing several colors and many prisoners.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-378.)
 
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° 4.116′ N, 85° 14.423′ 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 in the Sherman Reservation, up on the top of the hill called "Tunnel Hill". 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. Lewis' Brigade ( here, next to this marker); Union Casualties ( a few steps from this marker); Confederate Casualties ( a few steps from this marker); Cumming's Brigade ( a few steps from this marker); Calvert's Arkansas Battery ( a few steps from this marker); Swett's Mississippi Battery ( a few steps
Maney's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. Maney's Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker, as seen from the backside, at the southeastern edge of the clearing, on the top of "Tunnel Hill."
from this marker); J. A. Smith's Brigade ( a few steps from this marker); Matthies' Brigade ( 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 the Sherman Reservation footpath that begins near the corner of North Crest Road and Lightfoot Mill Road. The path goes up the slope of the hill, through a wooded area, and emerges on a hill top clearing, where the historic marker is located.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Maney's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. Maney's Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker (marker on right) looking west, with the pathway that leads up to the clearing atop "Tunnel Hill" emerging from the woods on the extreme left of the picture.
Tunnel Hill image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
5. Tunnel Hill
View of the pathway that goes up the slope of "Tunnel Hill," through the woods, to the clearing where the markers are located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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