Army of the Tennessee

Army of the Tennessee (HM13I1)

Location: Chattanooga, TN 37406 Hamilton County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 4.287', W 85° 14.357'

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Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman.

— November 24 - 25, 1863. —

[Text on the 1st Tablet]:

Army of the Tennessee
Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman.

November 24 - 25, 1863.
1st Division, 15th Corps. Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus.
2nd Division, 15th Corps. Brig. Gen. Morgan L. Smith.
4th Division, 15th Corps. Brig. Gen. Hugh Ewing.
2nd Division, 17th Corps. Brig. Gen. John E. Smith.

General Sherman's forces, excepting Osterhaus' Division, which engaged with Hooker at Lookout Mountain and Rossville, crossed the Tennessee northwest of this point early in the morning of the 24th. In the afternoon, supported by Davis' Division of the Fourteenth Corps. and Buschbeck's Brigade of the Eleventh Corps. the column advanced and took possession of the north end of the ridge without opposition. Early on the 25th the rest of the Eleventh Corps reported to General Sherman, and was marched to Boyces Station.

[Text on the 2nd Tablet]:

Army of the Tennessee. (continued.)
Sherman's position on the ridge is now known as Sherman Heights, and that of the Confederates as Tunnel Hill, the two being separated by a deep gorge about 750 yards across. Sherman's attack began about 10 A.M. by a part of Lightburn's Brigade advancing across the gorge and effecting a lodgment in the breastworks on the north end of Tunnel Hill, which had been abandoned early in the morning, from which, supported by Corse's Brigade on its right, it made it made several unsuccessful assaults upon the Confederate line. Loomis' Brigade was on Corse's right, with Buschbeck's Brigade supporting. Toward 2 o'clock the 27th Pennsylvania, and one company of the 73rd of Buschbeck's Brigade, followed by Matthies' Brigade, assaulted the slope between Tunnel Hill and the north point. They reached the crest where they were soon joined by the front line of Raum's Brigade, but after severe fighting were forced to withdraw. Giles A. Smith's Brigade operated on the left spur of the ridge, but did not become engaged. Alexander's and Cockerill's Brigades were left in position on Sherman Heights.

The Confederate forces opposing General Sherman, were posted around the high point of Tunnel Hill, and thence south along the crest to the high ground south of the tunnel.
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HM NumberHM13I1
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Marker Number68 & 69
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 5:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 660537 N 3882384
Decimal Degrees35.07145000, -85.23928333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 4.287', W 85° 14.357'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 4' 17.22" N, 85° 14' 21.42" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 399 Moon St, Chattanooga TN 37406, US
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