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Near Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Stevenson's Division

Breckinridge's Corps

 

—Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson —

 
Stevenson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
1. Stevenson's Division Marker
View of both of the tablets that make up this historical marker.
Inscription. [Text from the First Tablet]:

Stevenson's Division - Breckinridge's Corps.
Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson.
Nov. 24, 1863
Brown's Brigade - Brig. Gen. John C. Brown.
Cumming's Brigade - Brig. Gen. Alfred Cumming.
Pettus' Brigade - Brig. Gen. Edmund W. Pettus.
Cherokee Artillery - Capt. Max Van Den Corput.

Nov. 23d, upon the withdrawal of Walker's Division from the line west of Chattanooga Creek to the extreme right on Missionary Ridge, Gen. Stevenson with his own and three Brigades of Cheatham's Division under Brig. Gen. Jno K. Jackson was assigned to the defence of that line and of Lookout Mountain, covering a distance of about 14 miles. At the opening of the engagement Nov. 24, Brown's and Pettus' Brigades and the Artillery, occupied the top of the Mountain; Walthall's Brigade held the western slope to Lookout Creek; Moore's was on the eastern slope between the Summertown Road and Cravens': Cumming and Jackson held Walker's former position between the base of the Mountain and Chattanooga Creek.

[Text from the Second Tablet]:

The entire attack of Hooker's forces fell upon Walthall, and he received no support until the Union forces had captured Cravens' and forced Walthall 400 yards east of it. Here he rallied
Stevenson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
2. Stevenson's Division Marker
Close-up view of the first tablet that makes up this historical marker.
his line at 1 P.M. Moore then advanced on his right, and Pettus with three regiments arrived from the top of the Mountain and relieved his line which replenished ammunition, returned and assisted Pettus, their line being maintained until the engagement closed at night. During the engagement sharpshooters on the edge of the bluffs and one section of the Cherokee Artillery fired upon the slopes below, and stones and lighted shell were thrown down all with little effect because of the fog. At 7 P.M. the Division with its artillery and ordinance trains withdrew from the mountain by the Summertown Road.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-358-58A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Lookout Mountain, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 24, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 0.633′ N, 85° 20.39′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Shingle Road north of Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway (Tennessee Route 148), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in a cluster of Confederate historical tablets, situated in a heavily
Stevenson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
3. Stevenson's Division Marker
Close-up view of the second tablet that makes up this historical marker.
forested area, about midway between the Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway and the Cravens House. Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clayton's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Pettus' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Walthall's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Final Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Moore's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Final Union Line (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ohio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Casualties (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Brigade and Battery tablets for this Division.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Stevenson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
4. Stevenson's Division Marker
View of the historical marker, looking north along Shingle Road.
Stevenson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
5. Stevenson's Division Marker
A more distant view of the historical marker, looking north along Shingle Road, towards the site (not seen) of the Cravens' House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 28, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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