Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
— Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne. —
Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne.
Nov. 25, 1863.
Govan's Brigade, - Col. Daniel C. Govan.
Smith's Brigade, - Brig. Gen. James A. Smith.
Polk's Brigade, - Brig. Gen. Lucius E. Polk.
Lowrey's Brigade, - Brig. Gen. Mark P. Lowrey.
The artillery battalion, commanded by Maj. T. R. Hotchkiss, was composed of Calvert's Arkansas Battery, Lieut. Thomas J. Key, Douglas' Texas Battery, Capt. James P. Douglas, Semple's Alabama Battery, Lieut. Richard W. Goldwaite, and Swett's Mississippi Battery, Lieut. P. Shannon.
At dawn of the 24th this division began to throw up earthworks along the crest of the ridge from General Bragg's Headquarters to the Shallow Ford Road. At 2 P.M. it was ordered to Tunnel Hill to confront General Sherman's forces, and reached that point at 2:30. Smith's Brigade held the central knoll north of the tunnel, three regiments being posted along the crest facing west, and...
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Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-350-51.)
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 10th U.S. Missouri Infantry (here, next to this marker); Matthies' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Buschbeck's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 26th U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Calvert's Arkansas Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 north on the North Crest Road extension and after a short walk (maybe about a tenth of a mile) you will notice this historic marker on your right.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 12, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.