Missionary Ridge - November - 1863General William T. Sherman brought his army to Chattanooga from Memphis and Mississippi. As soon as the army arrived, he led them over a pontoon bridge to Moccasin Bend and behind Stringer's Ridge to make the Confederates think he was going to Knoxville. Once behind the ridge, however, he crossed the river to the Crutchfield farm on Amnicola Highway. Sherman planned to climb the north end of Missionary Ridge and move south along the crest. However his maps were faulty and he found a series of hills rather than one continues ridge. He passed over Billy Goat Hill into the valley and was forced to move uphill against General Patrick Cleburne's fortified artillery on top of Tunnel Hill.
|Placed By||National Medal of Honor and Museum of Military History Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 6:45pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 658404 N 3876505|
|Decimal Degrees||35.01880000, -85.26378333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 1.128', W 85° 15.827'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 1' 7.68" N, 85° 15' 49.62" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3200 S Crest Pl, Chattanooga TN 37404, US|
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