Union Capture of ChattanoogaThe Union army's efforts to capture the strategic rail center of Chattanooga met with success here at Ross's Landing. Following a series of dramatic marches and feints, elements of General Rosecrans's army appeared on Stringer's Ridge across the river to your left front on August 23, 1863. Union shells whizzed into the city and the Confederate fortifications on the high ground to your left rear and on the bluffs to your right. The shelling, coordinated with shows of force in Hamilton Valley, was intended to convince Confederate commanders that the Federals intended to cross the Tennessee River north of Chattanooga. In fact, however, they intended to cross the Tennessee River south of Chattanooga and then approach from Sand Mountain and Lookout Mountain well behind the Confederates. By September 7, the Confederates had deciphered the plan and evacuated the city. A Southern newspaper asked, "The enemy attacked with his Knight both our Queen, Atlanta, and our Castle, Chattanooga. Did it require a moment to decided what should be the move?"
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 654091 N 3880565|
|Decimal Degrees||35.05606667, -85.31028333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 3.364', W 85° 18.617'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 3' 21.84" N, 85° 18' 37.02" W|
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|Area Code(s)||423, 931|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1 Broad St, Chattanooga TN 37402, US|
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