Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
31st Missouri Infantry
Near This Point
Night of Nov. 25, 1863
Erected 1895 by the State of Missouri. (Marker Number MT-218.)
Location. 35° 1.126′ N, 85° 15.791′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Ridge Road north of South Crest Place, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located on Missionary Ridge, in the Bragg Reservation. Once you have entered the Bragg Reservation you will find this marker along the eastern border of the Bragg Reservation, across the street from a residential complex. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Marker located on Missionary Ridge at Bragg Reservation/1934 Map 136-13". 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. 29th Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 32nd Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 13th Illinois Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Williamson's Brigade. (a few steps from this marker); 17th Missouri Infantry Osterhaus' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Missouri U.S.A. Troops Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. The historical marker is a four cornered, cut stone post, with a slightly angled, flat top, where the marker's text is inscribed into the stone's flat surface. Because the inscribed text was so weather worn, I did a paper rubbing of the marker's surface to help to enable me to read it.
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “A simple 15" x 15" x 3' marble shaft with a slanting inscribed top marking unit's position during the battle, 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 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 20, 2016.