Missionary Ridge - November - 1863Private Robert B. Brown was in the 15th Ohio Infantry Regiment. At Missionary Ridge his regiment was a part of General August Willich's Brigade in General T. J. Wood's Third Division. "At 9 a.m. on the 25th," General Willich later wrote, "under orders, our pickets drove the enemy back to their rifle-pits at the foot of Missionary Ridge. At 11 a.m. I received an order to prepare for an advance, and to advance toward Missionary Ridge at the signal of six rapid cannon shots. In his capture of the Confederate flag, Private Robert B. Brown lived up to his commanders standards. When awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor his citation stated: "At Missionary Ridge, Tenn., 25 November 1863. Citation: Upon reaching the ridge through concentrated fire, he approached the color bearer of the 9th Mississippi Infantry, demanded his surrender with threatening gesture and took him prisoner with his regimental flag."
|Placed By||National Medal of Honor and Museum of Military History Foundation|
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|Date Added||Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 658400 N 3876503|
|Decimal Degrees||35.01878333, -85.26383333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 1.127', W 85° 15.83'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 1' 7.62" N, 85° 15' 49.8" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 141 S Crest Rd, Chattanooga TN 37404, US|
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