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Military History of Chattanooga -- Chattanooga TN
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N 35° 02.891 W 085° 18.401
16S E 654435 N 3879696
Quick Description: A black US War Department tablet from the 1890s at a pocket park in downtown Chattanooga tells the Civil War military history of Chattanooga
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2017 12:12:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMWT28
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
This black US War Department tablet from the late 1890s located in a small park near an abstract sculpture in downtown Chattanooga.

The tablet reads as follows:

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The city was first occupied by Confederate troops in the Spring of 1862 under Generals Floyd, Maxey, and Ledbetter. Union troops under General Mitchell Sheldon June 7 and 8. Bragg’s army occupied it in August preparing for the Kentucky campaign, again in the Fall on its return from Kentucky, and in the Summer of 1863 when retiring before Rosecrans from middle Tennessee. Wilder shelled the city from Stringer’s Ridge August 21. Bragg evacuated at September 7 and 8, and a small Union force took possession. Rosecrans occupied it and force the second morning after the Battle of Chickamauga, and thereafter it remained in Union control. Thomas succeeded Rosecrans October 19.

Grant took general command October 23. A short line of supplies to Bridgeport by Brown’s ferry was opened October 28, upon a plan devised by General Rosecrans. Hooker’s forces arrived at Lookout Valley on that date and fought at the battle of Wauhatchie. Sherman’s troops crossed the Tennessee above the city during the night of November 23.

On that day the Army of the Cumberland carried Orchard Knob.

On November 24, Hooker’s column captured the north slope of Lookout Mountain. On November 25, Missionary Ridge, excepting Cleburne’s position at Tunnel Hill in the intervening line to Walthall’s stand north of De Long’s was carried by Grant’s combined armies, Bragg retreating to Dalton."
Name of the revolution that the waymark is related to:
US Civil War

Adress of the monument:
E 7th Street at Georgia Ave
Chattanooga, TN

What was the role of this site in revolution?:
Chattanooga was a much fought-over river landing and mountainous area whose military strategic importance concentrated several armies here in Middle Tennessee. Chattanooga changed hands between US and Confederate forces several times, and three significant battles, Lookout Mountain, Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge (not to mention countless smaller skirmishes) were fought around the area until the city was fully and finally taken by Federal Forces in Nov/Dec 1863.

When was this memorial placed?: 1/1/1897

Who placed this monument?: US War Department

Link that comprove that role: Not listed

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