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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

26th Illinois

1st Brigade - Loomis, 4th Division - Ewing,

 

15th Army Corps - Blair.

 
26th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. 26th Illinois Marker
View of the front side of the historical monument.
Inscription. [Front Side]
Illinois
26th Infantry,
1st Brigade - Loomis,
4th Division - Ewing,
15th Army Corps - Blair.


[Back Side]
Commanded By
Lieut. Col. R. A. Gillmore.
Passed to the right of this point
About 1 p.m. November 25, 1863, and
became engaged on or near the
railroad southwest of this.
Loss 93.


 
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-156.)
 
Location. 35° 4.017′ N, 85° 14.602′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Glass Street (Tennessee Route 17) and Campbell Street, on the right when traveling east on Glass Street. Click for map. This historical monument is located in the Pennsylvania Reservation and is part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Park. It is located west of the Sherman Reservation, near the western entrance to the railroad tunnel that was the focus of much of the early fighting on November 23rd. According to the location provided by National Park Service, the, “Monument is located on the Pennsylvania Reservation/1934 Map site #198.". Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
26th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. 26th Illinois Marker
View of the back side of the historical monument.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 90th Illinois (here, next to this marker); Loomis' Brigade (here, next to this marker); Buschbeck's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Pennsylvania Reservation (a few steps from this marker); Brown 's Brigade. (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barrett's C.S.A. Missouri Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barret's Missouri Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away). 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, “7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" high rock-faced granite monument consisting of rectangular slab with an inscribed polished front on a rectangular base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position in Battle of Missionary Ridge."
 
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
 
26th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. 26th Illinois Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the historical monument.
26th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
4. 26th Illinois Marker
View looking north of the historical monument in the Pennsylvania Reservation.
26th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
5. 26th Illinois Marker
View looking south of the historical monument in the Pennsylvania Reservation.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on August 23, 2016.
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