Near Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
—Breckinridge's Corps —
Stevenson's Division - Breckinridge's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Edmund W. Pettus
Nov. 25, 1863
20th Alabama - Capt. John W. Davis.
23rd Alabama - Lieut. Col. J. B. Bibb.
30th Alabama - Col. Charles M. Shelley.
31st Alabama - Col. D. R. Hundley.
46th Alabama - Capt. George E. Brewer.
At the opening of the engagement Nov 24th this Brigade was on the top of the mountain, at half after 12 o'clock noon Gen. Pettus was ordered with three regiments, the Twentieth, Thirty-first, and Forty-sixth Alabama to proceed to the Cravens house. Arriving where this tablet stands, he found Walthall's Brigade holding a line from this point to the palisades. Gen. Pettus immediately filed his line to the left in rear of Walthall's, and, moving forward, relieved it, and held the position.
[Text from the Second Tablet]:
Gen. Pettus also extended his line 150 yards below the road to connect with the left of Moore's Brigade. Later, Walthall, having replenished ammunition, returned to Pettus' line and was engaged with it until the close of the battle at night. At 8 P.M. Holtzolaw's Brigade (Clayton's) of Stewart's Division, relieved Walthall's Brigade, and the 20th and 31st Alabama.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-382-83.)
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° 0.65′ N, 85° 20.4′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Shingle Road north of Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway (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 of this marker. Walthall's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Final Line (a few steps from this marker); Clayton's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Stevenson's Division Moore's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Final Union Line (about 600 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.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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