Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
40th Illinois Infantry
2nd Brigade - 4th Division
—15th Corps —
2nd Brigade - Corse,
4th Division - Ewing,
15th Army Corps - Blair.
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-160.)
Location. 35° 4.239′ N, 85° 14.389′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from North Crest Road north of Lightfoot Mill Road. Click for map. This historic marker is located in the Sherman Reservation, up on the hill called the "Sherman Heights," due west of the Iowa monument. According to the location provided by National Park Service, the, “Monument located in the Sherman Reservation on Missionary Ridge, map site #52-21.". 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. 6th Missouri Infantry (here, next to this marker); Iowa State Monument (a few steps from this marker); Corse's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 103rd Illinois (within shouting distance 46th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lightburn's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Missouri Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 6th Missouri Infantry (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. Because of its location in the Sherman Reservation it cannot be reached by car and can only be reached by foot. I would suggest parking your car in the provided parking area on Lightfoot Mill Road and then walking north on North Crest Road. You will reach a spot on this road where there is a locked gate barring further vehicle traffic on the road, but not foot traffic. Continue to walk all the way to the end of North Crest Road. Once there you will see a pathway that goes from the end of the road to the center of the gorge that separates "Tunnel Hill" to your south and "Sherman Heights" to your north. This historic marker is to the north on "Sherman Heights."
According to the description provided by National Park Service, the monument is, “7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" high rock-faced
Also see . . .
1. 40th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. 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 •
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