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

Pettus’ Brigade

Stevenson's Division

 

—Breckinridge's Corps —

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

Pettus' Brigade
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.
Pettus' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
2. Pettus' Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the first tablet that makes up this historical marker.
At 2 A.M. the 46th Alabama withdrew from the mountain with Moore's and Holtzclaw's Brigades, which covered the Confederate retreat. Casualties: killed 9; wounded 38; missing 9.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-382.)
 
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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Final Union Line (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Ohio Infantry
Pettus' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
3. Pettus' Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the second tablet that makes up this historical marker.
(about 600 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.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Pettus' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
4. Pettus' Brigade Marker
A distant view of the historical marker (back pair of markers on the right), looking north along Shingle Road, towards the site (not seen) of the Cravens' House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 28, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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