Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25.
The brunt of the defense fell upon Cleburne's Division, supported by troops from Stevenson's and Walker's.
Hooker's forces descended Lookout and marched for Rossville, being delayed several hours while rebuilding a bridge over Chattanooga Creek.
Osterhaus' Division forced its way through Rossville Gap and turned northward along the eastern slope to Bragg's Headquarters.
Cruft's Division carried the south end of the Ridge and Geary attacked the western slope reaching the crest soon after the center had occupied it to his left. At 3:15 P.M. the four Divisions of Thomas' Army occupying the Orchard Knob line, Johnson on the right with two brigades, Sheridan, Wood and Baird each with three brigades moved forward in assault, captured the Confederate earthworks at the foot of Missionary Ridge, and immediately stormed and carried the Ridge itself. The divisions from left to right opposing the assaults of Hooker and Thomas were Stewart's, Bate's, Anderson's and Cheatham's.
It had no support on its left, and was attacked by four Union divisions.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-3.)
Location. 35° 3.243′ N, 85° 18.988′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Cameron Lane north of Gateway Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historic marker is located between the northwest side of the downtown business district and the Tennessee River, up on Cameron Hill, overlooking the Tennessee River, in Boynton Park. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Chattanooga, 2d Day, Nov. 24. (here, next to this marker); Battle of Chattanooga, 1st Day, Nov. 23 (here, next to this marker); Boynton Park (a few steps from this marker); Negley's and Wilder's Demonstrations Against Chattanooga (a few steps from this marker); Re-Opening the Tennessee River (a few steps from this marker); Cameron Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hazen's Raid at Brown's Ferry (approx. ¼ mile away); "Cherokee" (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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