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

Negley's and Wilder's Demonstrations Against Chattanooga

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
1. Negley's and Wilder's Demonstrations Against Chattanooga Marker
Inscription. On June 7 and 8, 1862, General Negley in command of a Union reconnoitering force appeared on Stringer's Ridge northwest of this point, and screened by the timber opened with artillery on the city and line of rifle pits (then under command of Gen. Leadbetter), creating some confusion among citizens and troops. Negley's artillery was replied to by Capt. Put. Darden's Mississippi battery from this position and, from the eastern spur of this elevation known as Reservoir Hill, by Capt. R. L. Barry's Tennessee Battery, and Capt. T. L. Massenberg's Georgia artillery. Negley made no attempt to cross the river, and withdrew without loss.

In executing a part of Gen. Rosecrans' plan to divert attention from the crossing of the main body of his army at points down the river by threatening Gen. Bragg's right and center, Col. Wilder's Brigade of mounted infantry, on August 21, 1863, occupied the position from which Negley had made his demonstration, and vigorously shelled the city and line of defensive works.

He was responded to by Confederate batteries, but without serious loss on either side.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-15.)
 
Location. 35° 3.247′ 
Negley's and Wilder's Demonstrations Against Chattanooga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
2. Negley's and Wilder's Demonstrations Against Chattanooga Marker
View, looking west, of the historic marker (on right) in Boynton Park.
N, 85° 18.996′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Cameron Lane north of Gateway Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historic marker is located between the northwest side of the downtown business district and the Tennessee River, up on Cameron Hill, overlooking the Tennessee River, in Boynton Park. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Re-Opening the Tennessee River ( here, next to this marker); Boynton Park ( here, next to this marker); Battle of Chattanooga, 1st Day, Nov. 23 ( a few steps from this marker); Battle of Chattanooga, 2d Day, Nov. 24. ( a few steps from this marker); Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25. ( a few steps from this marker); Cameron Hill ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Hazen's Raid at Brown's Ferry ( approx. mile away); "Cherokee" ( approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Negley's and Wilder's Demonstrations Against Chattanooga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
3. Negley's and Wilder's Demonstrations Against Chattanooga Marker
View, looking north, of the historic marker (on right) in Boynton Park.
Negley's and Wilder's Demonstrations Against Chattanooga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
4. Negley's and Wilder's Demonstrations Against Chattanooga Marker
Distant view of the historic marker just beyond the "Boynton Park" entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on September 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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