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

8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry,

Colonel John A. Martin Commanding,

 

—Willich's Brigade, Wood's Division, Granger's Corps. —

 
The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historical monument.
Inscription.
The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty.,
Col. John A. Martin Commanding,

Willich's Brig., Wood's Div., Granger's Corps.
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November 25th, 1863
Advanced from Orchard Knob at 3:00 p.m. and with the
Brigade carried the works at the foot of the ridge
and continued the assault up its face. The regiment
broke through the opposing line on the crest at
this point and a portion of it pursued the enemy
200 yards beyond, and there engaged in a lively but
short fight, while the rest assisted in driving
the enemy from the left. The regiment bivouacked
on the ridge near this point.
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Total numbered engaged 219, 1 commissioned officer
wounded, 3 enlisted men killed.
23 enlisted men wounded.

 
Erected 1896 by The State of Kansas. (Marker Number MT-195.)
 
Location. 35° 2.204′ N, 85° 15.276′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road north of Shallowford Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker (monument) is located on
The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker
View of historical monument situated on the western crest of Missionary Ridge.
the western crest of Missionary Ridge, a short distance north of the intersection with Shallowford Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located on Missionary Ridge at 120 North Crest Road/1934 Map 110". Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 North Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 25th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 49th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Willich's Brigade. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cleburne's Division (about 400 feet 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 monument is, “20' high and 6'9" square at its base, the monument has a two-step base and a pedestal carrying a bronze plaque. Atop the pedestal is a bronze sculpture of a Union soldier carrying
The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
3. The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker
View of historical monument looking north along North Crest Road.
the colors.”
 
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
 
The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
4. The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker
View of the historical monument looking south along North Crest Road.
The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 7, 2013
5. The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker
The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 7, 2013
6. The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker
View of historical monument looking north along North Crest Road.
The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 7, 2013
7. The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker
View of historical monument looking south along North Crest Road, with a view of Jim Ogden of the National Park Service, sharing informing regarding the course of the conflict atop Missionary Ridge, with members of the Blue & Gray Education Society, on the Missionary Ridge Battlefield, Walking Tour.
The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 7, 2013
8. The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker
View of the historical monument looking southwest along the crest of the ridge.
The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 7, 2013
9. The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on August 25, 2016.
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