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

The State of Maryland

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. The State of Maryland Monument
Inscription. [Front/East Side of Marker]:
The State of Maryland
In honored recognition of the historic valor
of her sons who in Blue and Gray, nobly
sustained the martial glory of their
fathers in the military operations around
Chattanooga in the war for the union.
1861 - 1865
The proud heritage bequeathed to worthy
sons of illustrious sires arose, phoenix-like,
from the fierce fraternal strife,
redeemed and regenerated, and now and
forever, victor and vanquished, are
indissolubly united, knowing but one
God, one country, one destiny.


[Right/North Side of Marker]:
To this regiment, with the division to
which it belonged, was assigned the arduous
and important duties of holding the
Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad from
Wartrace Bridge, Tenn., to Bridgeport, Ala.
The possession and keeping open of this
railroad was of the highest strategical
importance constituting the main line
of communication of the armies operating
around Chattanooga under Gen. Grant
thereby contributing materially to the
achievements that culminated in the
defeat of Gen. Bragg's army in its
seemingly impregnable position on
Missionary Ridge November 25th, 1863.

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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. The State of Maryland Monument
Close-up view of the text on the front/east side of the historical monument.
[Lower Right/North Side of Marker]:
Third
Maryland Regiment
Veteran Volunteer Infantry
Col. Joseph M. Sudsburg.
First Brigade
First Division
Twelfth Corps
U.S.A.


[Back/West Side of Marker]:
By act of
The General Assembly
of Maryland
session of 1902
John Walter Smith Governor
Ben. Lf. Taylor, U.S. Vols. President
William L. Ritter, C.S. Vols. Vice-President
J.Leonard Hoffman, U.S. Vols. Secretary
William Stahl, U.S. Vols. Treasurer
John R. King, U.S. Vols. Marshal
Thos. L. Cannon, U.S. Vols. Transportation
Chas. W. Hull, U.S. Vols. Transportation


[Left/South Side of Marker]:
This battery, with its division,
was assigned to the right of Bragg's line
on Missionary Ridge. Arriving shortly
after 2 o'clock p.m. of Novemember 25th.
It was assigned to and went into position
on the crest of the ridge immediately
south of the tunnel where Stevenson's
Division supported Gen. Cleburne in
defending his position against the
assault of Gen. Sherman.
After Gen. Bragg's line had been broken
on the left and centre, this battery,
together with its division, withdrew
under fire in good order, toward
Chickamauga Station.


[Lower
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. The State of Maryland Monument
Close-up view of the text on the right/north side of the historical monument.
Left/South Side of Marker]:

Third Battery
Maryland Artillery,
C.S.A.
Captain John B. Rowan
1st Lieut. William L. Ritter
Artillery Battalion
Stevenson's Division
Hardee's Corps.

 
Erected 1903 by The State of Maryland. (Marker Number MT197-98.)
 
Location. 35° 2.382′ N, 85° 16.437′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Orchard Knob Avenue north of Ivy Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the middle of a residential neighborhood, in the city of Chattanooga, a little less than a mile west of Missionary Ridge. It is situated on the crest of the Orchard Knob Reservation, National Military Park and is positioned at the end of the pathway that leads to the crest of the hill from the park entrance at the corner of Ivy Street and Orchard Knob Avenue. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the, “Monument (is) located on Orchard Knob Reservation/1934 Map 32-12.". 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. Battle of Chattanooga. (here, next to this marker); Field Headquarters of the Union Armies.
The State of Maryland Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
4. The State of Maryland Monument
Close-up view of the text on the lower right/north side of the historical monument.
(here, next to this marker); Illinois State Monument (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Casualties (a few steps from this marker); Union Casualties (a few steps from this marker); Bridges' Battery, Illinois Light Art'y. (a few steps from this marker); New York Monument (a few steps from this marker); Fourth Army Corps. (within shouting distance of this marker). 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, “15' x 12' at base & 30' high, the smooth-faced granite monument has a 3-step base, circular pedestal, and an eclectic column with band halfway up, all supporting a stone sculpture of a flag-bearing soldier."
 
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 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
5. The State of Maryland Monument
Close-up view of the text on the back/west side of the historical monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
6. The State of Maryland Monument
Close-up view of the text on the left/south side of the historical monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
7. The State of Maryland Monument
Close-up view of the text on the lower left/south side of the historical monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
8. The State of Maryland Monument
View of the historical monument on the summit of Orchard Knob with other historical markers.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
9. The State of Maryland Monument
Close-up view of the statue atop the historical monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016.
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