"... most excellent shots"
— Chattanooga Campaign —After the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, Union General William S. Rosecrans retreated to Federal-occupied Chattanooga, a strategically vital rail center, where Confederate General Braxton Bragg laid siege from Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge. Union General Ulysses S. Grant took command in October and began his efforts to break the siege. Bragg detached forces under General James Longstreet to attack Knoxville as a diversion. After General William T. Sherman reinforced Grant in November, the Federals attacked the heights and Bragg retreated. The Union army held the city for the rest of the war.
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 653788 N 3880240|
|Decimal Degrees||35.05318333, -85.31366667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 3.191', W 85° 18.82'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 3' 11.46" N, 85° 18' 49.2" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||423, 931|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near P R Olgiati Bridge, Chattanooga TN 37402, US|
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