Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Battle of Wauhatchie

Marker ID: THC 2A 16
Location: Cummings Highway at Wauhatchie Pl., Chattanooga, TN
County: Hamilton
Coordinates: N 35° 01.223    W 085° 21.969
  35.02038333    -85.36615
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM50VA


Two and a half miles (in the direction the arrow points). Here three brigades of Hood’s Division, Army of Tennessee, under Brigadier General Micah Jenkins, made a night attack against Geary’s Division of the XII Corps guarding the recently opened “Cracker Line” to Bridgeport, Alabama. The attack was repulsed with heavy losses on both sides.

Tennessee Historical Commission