Friday, February 8, 2008

Orchard Knob - Michigan monuments

Here are the Michigan monuments on Orchard Knob. The text of the monument precedes the picture of the monument.

1st Michigan Engineers Monument (200)
(South side)
1st Michigan Engineers
Army of the Cumberland
William P. Innes, Col., Commanding
(North side)
Detachment of this regiment Capt. Perrin v. Fox, Commanding, prepared the materials and constructed the pontoon bridge crossing the Tennessee River at this city and Brown's Ferry and the South Chickamauga River near the north end of Missionary Ridge. Other detachments of the regiment were engaged during the campaign along the railroad from Chattanooga to Murfreesboro building bridges and other engineer duties.
10th Michigan Monument (201)
(West side)
Tenth Michigan Infantry
Morgan's Brigade - Davis' Division
Palmer's Corps
(East side)
To Her Tenth Regiment of Infantry
Commanded by Lieut. Colonel Christopher J. Dickerson
Morgan's Brigade - Davis' Division - Palmer's Corps
The regiment crossed the Tennessee River with its brigade November 24, 1863, after a forced march of 58 miles and bivouacked in line of battle at the base of Missionary Ridge, until 2 o'clock A.M. of the 26th; then with its brigade advanced upon Chickamauga Station and to the relief of Knoxville returning to Chattanooga after 29 days of active operations.

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