Polk's Brigade

Polk's Brigade (HM1ZWQ)

Location: Chattanooga, TN 37406 Hamilton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 4.143', W 85° 14.266'

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Cleburne's Division

—Breckinridge's Corps. —

Polk's Brigade.
Cleburne's Division - Breckinridge's Corps.
Brigadier General Lucius E. Polk.
November 24 and 25, 1863.

1st Arkansas - Colonel John W. Colquitt.
3rd and 5th Confederate - Lieutenant Colonel J. C. Cole.
2nd Tennessee - Colonel William D. Robison.
35th and 48th Tennessee - Colonel Benjamin J. Hill.
Semple's (Alabama) Battery - Lieutenant Richard W. Golothwaite. (Attached).

About noon of the 24th, when it was discovered that Sherman had crossed the Tennessee River opposite the north end of the ridge, the Brigade was ordered from its position on the ridge, south of the shallow ford road, to the Stone Bridge over the Southern Railroad, about one and a half miles east of this position. Two regiments and a section of Semple's Battery were ordered to occupy the commanding hill immediately north of the bridge, with the remainder of the Brigade and Battery posted near the bridge.
On the 25th the Brigade was supported on its left by Wright's Brigade of Cheatham's Division and Scogin's (Georgia) Battery.
The Brigade and Battery were not engaged and sustained no losses.
Year Placed1890
Placed ByThe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 660680 N 3882120
Decimal Degrees35.06905000, -85.23776667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 4.143', W 85° 14.266'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 4' 8.58" N, 85° 14' 15.96" W
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Area Code(s)423
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2899 Durand Ave, Chattanooga TN 37406, US
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