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

Govan's Brigade

Cleburne's Division


—Breckinridge's Corps —

Govan's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Govan's Brigade Marker
Govan's Brigade
Cleburne's Division
Colonel Daniel C. Govan

November 25, 1863

2nd, 15th and 24th Arkansas - Lieutenant Colonel E. Warfield
5th and 13th Arkansas - Colonel John E. Murray
6th and 7th Arkansas - Lieutenant Colonel Peter Snyder
8th and 19th Arkansas - Lieutenant Colonel A. S. Hutchinson

This brigade with Douglas' Battery, Lieutenant John H. Bingham, commanding, was established late Nov. 24th on the spur extending eastwardly from this position its left being near this point. Throughout the battle of November 25th the brigade and battery had a direct fire down the valley and an oblique fire upon the slopes, by which the enemy's left persistently assaulted Tunnel Hill. After the second charge on this position. The 2nd, 15th and 24th Arkansas consolidated under Lieutenant Colonel E. Warfield, were detached from the left of the brigade and posted in support of Swett's Battery on top of Tunnel Hill, and there took active part in the desperate fighting until the close of the battle, capturing a battle flag during a counter charge, and aided in capturing several hundred prisoners. Two of Swett's 12 pounders were sent to Douglas' Battery. When the Union forces at the center carried Missionary Ridge the brigade was dispatched to cover the Shallowford Road, and later withdrew by that route.
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
Location. 35° 4.127′ N, 85° 14.292′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from North Crest Road north of Lightfoot Mill Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This historic marker is located in the Sherman Reservation, up on the hill called the "Sherman Heights," and is situated east on the trail that goes off into the woods, and down the side of the hill, from the east side of the clearing where the Iowa Monument is located. The featured tablet is located far along the trail, in the direction of Durand Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 80th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Swett's Mississippi Battery (about 600 feet away); Cumming's Brigade (about 600 feet away); J. A. Smith's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Maney's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Lewis' Brigade (about 700 feet away); Confederate Casualties (about 700 feet away); Union Casualties (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. Because of its location in the Sherman Reservation it cannot be reached by car and can only be reached by foot. I would suggest parking your car in the provided parking area on Lightfoot Mill Road and then walking north on North Crest Road. You will reach a spot on this road where there is a locked gate barring further vehicle traffic on the road, but not foot traffic. Continue to walk all the way to the end of North Crest Road. Once there you will see a pathway that goes from the end of the road to the center of the gorge that separates "Tunnel Hill" to your south and "Sherman Heights" to your north. This historic marker is to the north on the "Sherman Heights."
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 45 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 13, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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