Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25

Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25 (HM20BL)

Location: Chattanooga, TN 37409 Hamilton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 0.759', W 85° 20.623'

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During the night of Nov. 24, 1863, Bragg's forces withdrew from the plain and Lookout and joined those on Missionary Ridge, occupying it from Rossville to Tunnel Hill, and a spur thence eastward to the Chickamauga. Sherman early on the 25th assaulted Tunnel Hill, continuing his operations until 3 P.M. but failed to carry it.

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.

Those
which held their lines on the crest were Cheatham's, Walker's, Stevenson's and Cleburne's. Stewart's Division was greatly attenuated to cover the three miles from Bragg's Headquarters to Rossville Gap.

It had no support on its left, and was attacked by four Union divisions.
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HM NumberHM20BL
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Year Placed1890
Placed ByThe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees35.01265000, -85.34371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 0.759', W 85° 20.623'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 0' 45.54" N, 85° 20' 37.38" 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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