Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Missionary Ridge ~ Nov. 25, 1863

Marker ID: THC 2A 68
Location: Brainerd Rd (U.S. 11 / 64), Chattanooga, TN
County: Hamilton
Coordinates: N 35° 1.705    W 085° 15.344
  35.02841666    -85.25573333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


So called from its nearness to the Brainerd Mission to the Cherokee, this ridge was the scene of the final and conclusive action in the series of battles which drove the Confederates from the Chattanooga area. After first clearing a line of riflepits at the foot. Federal troops charged up the slopes of the ridge, driving the Confederates from their entrenchments at the top.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.