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

55th Illinois Infantry

1st Brigade - 2nd Division

 

15th Corps

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. 55th Illinois Marker
View of the front side of the historic marker.
Inscription. [Front Side]:

Illinois
55th Infantry,
1st Brigade - Giles A. Smith,
2nd Division - Morgan L. Smith,
15th Army Corps - Blair.

[Back Side]:

The metal plaque is missing

 
Erected by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number 164.)
 
Location. 35° 4.285′ N, 85° 14.359′ 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," and is situated northwest of the Iowa monument. 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. Army of the Tennessee (here, next to this marker); 6th Missouri Infantry (here, next to this marker); 8th Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 70th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 53rd Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Cockerill's Brigade
55th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. 55th Illinois Marker
View of the back side of the historic marker, showing the location of the missing metal plaque in the middle of the marker.
(a few steps from this marker); Earthworks (within shouting distance of this marker); Ewing's Division (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 the "Sherman Heights."
 
Also see . . .
1. 55th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. 55th Illinois Infantry. This is a link to information provided by the "Illinois in the
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. 55th Illinois Marker
View of the historic marker, with other union markers, on the western crest of the "Sherman Heights."
Civil War" web site. (Submitted on July 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
55th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. 55th Illinois Marker
View of the featured historic marker next to the "Army of the Tennessee, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman" markers.
55th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
5. 55th Illinois Marker
View of the historic marker, situated on the western crest of the Sherman Heights, between two Missouri markers to the south and the "Army of the Tennessee" markers to the north.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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