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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Baird's Division

Palmer's Corps

 

—Brig. Gen. Absalom Baird. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. Baird's Division, Palmer's Corps Marker
Inscription.
Baird's Division, Palmer's Corps
Brig. Gen. Absalom Baird.
Nov. 25, 1863, 5 P.M.
1st Brigade, Brig. Gen. John B. Turchin.
2nd Brigade, Col. Ferdinand Van Derveer.
3rd Brigade, Col. E. H. Phelps.
3rd Brigade, Col. William H. Hayes

On the 23rd of November this division supported the right of Granger's corps in its advance on Orchard Knob. At 11 a.m. Nov. 25th it was ordered to General Sherman and reported to him near Tunnel Hill thence it returned immediately to the center and formed on the left of Wood's division of Granger's corps. At 3:15 it advanced against Missionary Ridge being the left of the assaulting line. Phelp's bridge was on the left Van Derveer in the center and Turchin on the right. It carried the earthworks at the foot of the ridge reformed its lines in them and thence charged to the summit the center of the division reached the crest at this point.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-76.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Missionary Ridge, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. Baird's Division, Palmer's Corps Marker
View of the historical marker situated on the western crest of Missionary Ridge, next to a missing Ohio Regimental marker on the right.
2.785′ N, 85° 15.247′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road north of Brown Wood Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the western crest of Missionary Ridge between the DeLong Reservation and the Phelps Monument. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 North Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Van Derveer's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Scott's Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); Vaughan's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 105th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Ohio Infantry. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hindman's Division (about 600 feet away); McCants' Florida Battery. (approx. 0.2 miles away); 92nd Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Brigade tablets for this Division.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Baird's Division, Palmer's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
3. Baird's Division, Palmer's Corps Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along North Crest Road.
Baird's Division, Palmer's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
4. Baird's Division, Palmer's Corps Marker
View of historical marker from across the street with a partial view of the blue Van Derveer's Brigade historical marker just a little further down the roadway.
Baird's Division, Palmer's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
5. Baird's Division, Palmer's Corps Marker
View of the historical marker looking north on North Crest Road with a view of the gray Scott's Tennessee Battery historical marker across the street from the featured historical marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
6. Baird's Division Marker
View of page 76 from the National Park Service’s record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield Park's Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on March 18, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 8, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on October 9, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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