Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
26th Ohio Infantry
Wagner's Brigade - Sheridan's Division
—4th Corps —
Wagner's Brig., Sheridan's Div., 4th Corps.
Lieut. Col. William H. Young.
Nov. 25, 1863.
The regiment took part in the operation of November 23, against the enemy's central line in the plain.
With its Brigade it was prominent in the assault on Missionary Ridge, reaching the summit in this vicinity, and at once advanced in pursuit. Near the eastern base the regiment, under Major W.H. Squires, with the 15th Indiana, Major Frank White, both commanded by Lieut. Col. Young, captured a six gun battery, and again advancing, took part in the attack upon the enemy's rear guard, capturing two guns. Casualties: Killed, 2 men; Wounded, 5 officers, 29 men; Total 36.
Erected 1908 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-275.)
Location. 35° 1.35′ N, 85° 15.668′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road north of East Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker (tablet) is located in front of a house in a residential neighborhood along the western crest of Missionary Ridge, just north of where Interstate 24 cuts through the ridge. According
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wagner's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Finley's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 100th Illinois (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reynolds' Brigade (about 700 feet away); 97th Ohio Infantry (about 800 feet away); Massenburg's Georgia Battery. (about 800 feet away); Breckinridge's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); 64th Ohio Infantry. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is a, “Bronze inscription tablet with decorative border mounted on low marble pedestal. Describes the unit's activities during the Battle of Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863.”
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding (Submitted on August 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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