Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
13th Illinois Infantry Regiment
1st Brigade - 1st Division,
—15th Corps. —
Nov. 25, 1863, Bivouac.
Erected 1898 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-151.)
Location. 35° 1.117′ N, 85° 15.793′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Ridge Avenue east of South Crest Place, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. In order to view this historical marker one must find a way to get to the crest of Missionary Ridge. The options to use in ascending Missionary Ridge are limited and difficult to locate if you are not familiar with the area. From downtown Chattanooga, I drove east to Missionary Ridge on Main Street, and using Main Street took me to the top of Missionary Ridge. Once at the top of Missionary Ridge I needed to make two right turns to get on South Crest Street and then go only a slight distance south to reach the Bragg Reservation which is where this historical marker is located. Once you have entered the Bragg Reservation you will find this historical marker in the southeast most corner of the Bragg Reservation. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 32nd Missouri Infantry (here, next to this marker); Williamson's Brigade. (here, next to this marker); 31st Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 29th Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Osterhaus' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawson's Georgia Battery. (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. According to the description provided by National Park Service, the monument is, "2'6" x 1'2" x 2'6" high rectangular slab of dark Quincy granite. Rock-faced sides; polished & inscribed front. "Illinois" is in large raised letters on beveled top. Marks unit's position on 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 this particular monument. (Submitted on August 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 314 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on August 23, 2016.