Negley's and Wilder's Demonstrations Against Chattanooga

Negley's and Wilder's Demonstrations Against Chattanooga (HM142E)

Location: Chattanooga, TN 37402 Hamilton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 3.247', W 85° 18.996'

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On June 7 and 8, 1862, General Negley in command of a Union reconnoitering force appeared on Stringer's Ridge northwest of this point, and screened by the timber opened with artillery on the city and line of rifle pits (then under command of Gen. Leadbetter), creating some confusion among citizens and troops. Negley's artillery was replied to by Capt. Put. Darden's Mississippi battery from this position and, from the eastern spur of this elevation known as Reservoir Hill, by Capt. R. L. Barry's Tennessee Battery, and Capt. T. L. Massenberg's Georgia artillery. Negley made no attempt to cross the river, and withdrew without loss.

In executing a part of Gen. Rosecrans' plan to divert attention from the crossing of the main body of his army at points down the river by threatening Gen. Bragg's right and center, Col. Wilder's Brigade of mounted infantry, on August 21, 1863, occupied the position from which Negley had made his demonstration, and vigorously shelled the city and line of defensive works.

He was responded to by Confederate batteries, but without serious loss on either side.
HM NumberHM142E
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 10:59pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 653519 N 3880339
Decimal Degrees35.05411667, -85.31660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 3.247', W 85° 18.996'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 3' 14.82" N, 85° 18' 59.76" W
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Area Code(s)423, 931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2307 Cameron Ln, Chattanooga TN 37402, US
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