Von Steinwehr Monument

Von Steinwehr Monument (HMQBO)

Location: Chattanooga, TN 37419 Hamilton County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 1.673', W 85° 21.6'

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[Front Side of Monument]:

To the New York Troops in Howard's Eleventh Corps of Hooker's Command, 11th and 12th Corps, Army of the Potomac, at Wauhatchie, October 28 - 29, 1863.

Steinwehr's Division.
134th N.Y. Infantry, Buschbeck's Brigade
154th N.Y. Infantry, Buschbeck's Brigade
136th N.Y. Infantry, Orland Smith's Brigade

Schurz's Division.
45th N.Y. Infantry, Tyndale's Brigade
143rd N.Y. Infantry, Tyndale's Brigade
58th N.Y. Infantry, Krzyzanowski's Brigade
119th N.Y. Infantry, Krzyzanowski's Brigade
141st N.Y. Infantry, Krzyzanowski's Brigade
68th N.Y. Infantry, Hecker's Brigade
Co. A 8th N.Y. Infantry, Headquarters Guard

[Right Side of Monument]:

Schurz's Division.

Soon after firing was heard in the direction of Wauhatchie, Gen. Schurz was ordered to push his leading brigade to the relief of Gen. Geary.
Tyndale's Brigade was in the advance. Its left, while passing Smith's Hill, was fired upon by the enemy concealed in the woods; the brigade proceeded to the hill on the right of this monument (known as Tyndale's Hill) from which the enemy was speedily driven. Krzyzanowski's Brigade was then placed in the gap between Smith's and Tyndale's Hills and Gen. Schurz, instructed by Gen. Hooker in person, sent Hecker's Brigade to effect a junction with Geary's Division, which was accomplished about 5 A.M. The operations of Howard's Corps and those of Geary's Division, 12th Corps, dislodged the enemy from every position this side of Lookout Creek, and, in conunction with the troops at Brown's Ferry under Gen. W.F. Smith, reopened the Union lines of communication to Chattanooga.

[Reverse Side of Monument]:

On the afternoon of October 28, 1863, two divisions of the 11th Corps, meeting with slight opposition, moved down this valley toward Brown's Ferry, where unction was effected with Hazen's and Turchin's Brigades and the 18th Ohio, all under Gen. W.F. Smith. After encamping, strong outposts were thrown out. A detachment of 150 men, from the 141st New York, under command of ma. C.W. Clauharty, advancing beyond these foothills about 500 yards east from where this monument stands, discovered and skirmished with the enemy, shortly before midnight, moving to attack the Union forces in the valley.

[Left Side of Monument]:

Steinwehr's Division

Between midnight and 1 A.M. heavy fighting was heard in the direction of Geary's Division, and shortly afterward Steinwehr's Division was moved toward Ellis' house and the leading Brigade ordered to capture the hill to the left of this monument (known as Smith's Hill) already occupied by Law's Alabama Brigade, Longstreet's Corps. Orland Smith's Brigade charged up the hill under heavy fire without returning it until the crest was gained, when the enemy retreated down the slope and fell back across Lookout Creek. About fifty prisoners and some arms were captured.
The attacking force numbered not quite 700 muskets. Buschbeck's Brigade held in reserve, was advanced into the gaps to the right and left of the hill to prevent a flanking movement of the enemy.
Placed ByState of New York
Marker Condition
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 7:13pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] ROGER K. WILSON  [2] ROGER K. WILSON  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 649608 N 3877364
Decimal Degrees35.02788333, -85.36000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 1.673', W 85° 21.6'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 1' 40.38" N, 85° 21' 36.00" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3004 Parker Ln, Chattanooga TN 37419, US
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I Saw The Marker

There seems to be no access to it I thought it was a strange statue and sways wanted to stop and see what it was.

Jun 5, 2018 at 10:49am PDT by freshked

Comments 1 comments

  1. 1. See http://www.panoramio.com/photo/26320681 :Photo of marker and photo of descriptive plaque on marker.
    Photo taken in Lookout Valley Neighborhood Association, Chattanooga, TN, USA
    35° 1' 40.68" N 85° 21' 35.82" W Von Steinwehr Monument 35.02788333, -85.36000000

    10. Marker can be seen on the right as one enters I-24 south from Brown's Ferry Road at milepost 175

    11. Marker is not in the median, but on the west side of the entrance to I-24 south.
    One can drive from Brown's Ferry Road, behind Comfort Inn and Suites on Parker Lane to get to the west side of the monument.

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