Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
97th Ohio Infantry
Wagner's Brig. - Sheridan's Div.
—4th Corps. —
Wagner's Brig., Sheridan's Div., 4th Corps.
Lieutenant Colonel Milton Barnes.
Nov. 25, 1863.
The Regiment participated in the advance of the 23d November on the enemy's central line, and with its brigade in the storming of Missionary Ridge, reaching the summit to the left of Gen. Bragg's Headquarters, capturing 150 prisoners, and immediately marching in pursuit of the enemy on the Bird's Mill Road, it took part in dislodging the enemy's rear-guard from the next ridge to the east. Strength in action: 23 Officers, 411 Men. Casualties; Killed, 16 Men; Wounded 9 Officers, 124 Men; Total 149.
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-311.)
Location. 35° 1.229′ N, 85° 15.71′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of South Crest Road and Sheridan Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Crest Road. Click for map. This historical marker (tablet) is located at the northwest corner of an intersection that is just south of the South Crest Road bridge, over Interstate 24, on the top of Missionary Ridge. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Massenburg's Georgia Battery. (here, next to this marker); Reynolds' Brigade (here, next to this marker); 64th Ohio Infantry. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Havis' Georgia Battery (about 300 feet away); 65th Ohio Infantry. (about 300 feet away); 22nd Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 125th Ohio Infantry. (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 97th Ohio Infantry (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 marker is a, “3' x 2' bronze inscription tablet with decorative border. Describes the unit's activities on November 25, 1863."
According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the tablet, "Was originally located on South Crest Road/1935 Map 134. It was removed and stored in 1964, when the interstate was constructed. The stand was placed at its current location in 2004 near the bridge that extends over the ridge cut; and the tablet was installed in 2005."
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular (Submitted on August 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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