Battle of Chattanooga, 1st Day, Nov. 23

Battle of Chattanooga, 1st Day, Nov. 23 (HM20B9)

Location: Chattanooga, TN 37409 Hamilton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 0.76', W 85° 20.627'

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November 23d, 1863, under instructions from Gen. Grant to ascertain whether the Confederates still occupied the valley, Gen. Thomas disposed forces in front of Fort Wood, the site of which is now marked by the stand-pipe of the water works.

The movement was directed against Orchard Knob, which was the right of the Confederate advanced line, and the low range running south from it.

The center of Gen. Thomas' line was T. J. Wood's Division with Sheridan's on its right.

Baird's was in support of Sheridan and Schurz's and Steinwehr's supported Wood on the left. At 2 P.M. the center advanced with a rush, Wood directing his left (Willich's Brigade) on Orchard Knob, and his right (Hazen's Brigade) on the rifle pits to the south of it, Sam Beatty's Brigade in reserve. After sharp fighting Wood carried the central line.

Sheridan was then moved forward in support. The Confederate works were reversed and occupied by Wood. The line attacked by Wood was held by troops of Manigault's Brigade, which fought till overwhelmed under the misapprehension that they had been directed to hold their line at all hazards. The 11th Corps advanced on the left to Citico Creek.

The Union troops held their new line until the advance on Missionary Ridge Nov. 25.
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HM NumberHM20B9
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Year Placed1890
Placed ByThe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees35.01266667, -85.34378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 0.76', W 85° 20.627'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 0' 45.6" N, 85° 20' 37.62" W
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Area Code(s)423
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Bluff Trail, Chattanooga TN 37409, US
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