Near Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
—Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson —
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
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-358.)
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 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 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); Final Union Line (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing); 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 28, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.