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73rd Illinois Infantry

1st Brigade - 2rd Division

 

4th Corps.

 
73rd Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. 73rd Illinois Marker
Inscription.
Illinois
73d Infantry,
1st Brigade,
2d Division,
4th Corps.
Nov. 25, 1863, 5 P.M.

 
Erected 1898 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-168.)
 
Location. 35° 1.149′ N, 85° 15.814′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road north of South Crest Place, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. According to the location provided by the National Park Service, “Marker located at Bragg Reservation/1934 Map 136-31 on Missionary Ridge.". Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Missouri U.S.A. Troops Monument (a few steps from this marker); 44th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 36th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Sheridan's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 42nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Harker's Brigade
73rd Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. 73rd Illinois Marker
View of the historical monument, situated on the crest of Missionary Ridge, looking northwest along South Crest Road.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Missionary Ridge School (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 the 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 at 5:00 p.m. 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 25, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
73rd Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. 73rd Illinois Marker
View of the historical monument looking north along the crest of Missionary Ridge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on August 25, 2016.
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