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

Walthall's Brigade

Cheatham's Division

 

—Hardee's Corps. —

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

Walthall's Brigade
Cheatham's Division - Hardee's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Edward Cary Walthall.
Nov. 24, 1863, 1 p.m.
24th Mississippi - Col. William F. Dowd.
27th Mississippi - Lieut. Col. A. J. Jones.
29th Mississippi - Col. William Brantly.
30th Mississippi - Maj. James M. Johnson.
34th Mississippi - Col. Samuel Benton.

At the opening of the engagement this brigade 1489 strong occupied the western slope of the mountain its pickets extending from near the mouth of Lookout Creek to the railroad bridge and thence up the mountain to the palisades covering a picket line more than a mile in extent.

[Text from the Second Tablet]:

The picket reserves near the foot of the mountain were strengthened by the 34th Regiment. The remainder of the other four regiments occupied a rude line of logs and stones on the western slope facing Lookout Creek. This line was attacked about 10 o'clock by Hooker's column and by 1 o'clock had been forced to the line of this tablet where it made a stand and was soon after relieved by three regiments of Pettus' Brigade and Moore's Brigade moving up on its right. Walthall replenished ammunition and returned to Pettus' position and their line was maintained
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
2. Walthall's Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the first tablet that makes up this historical marker.
until the engagement closed at night. Some time after dark the brigade was relieved by Clayton's Brigade of Stewart's Division under Col. J.T. Holtzclaw and was ordered to the foot of the mountain.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-391-92.)
 
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° 20.403′ 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. Pettus' 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
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
3. Walthall's Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the second tablet that makes up this historical marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 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
 
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
4. Walthall's Brigade Marker
A distant view of the historical marker (back pair of markers on the left), 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 350 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 28, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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