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

Battery D, 1st Missouri

 
 
1st Missouri, Battery D Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. 1st Missouri, Battery D Marker
A close-up view of the text on the top of the marker.
Inscription.
Battery D. 1st Mo.
Light Artillery
U.S.A.
Was In Action 1200 Yds.
Northwest Of This Point
Nov. 25, 1863


 
Erected 1899 by the State of Missouri. (Marker Number MT-215A.)
 
Location. 35° 4.174′ N, 85° 14.427′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road north of Lightfoot Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historic marker is located on the western boundary of the Sherman Reservation, at the extreme northern end of North Crest Road, which is the part of that roadway that has been closed to vehicle traffic by the National Park Service. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Marker is located at the Sherman Reservation on Missionary Ridge/1934 Map 52-15". 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. Raum's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 56th Illinois Infantry Monument (within shouting distance of this marker);
1st Missouri, Battery D Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. 1st Missouri, Battery D Marker
View of the historic marker looking south along North Crest Road.
80th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 26th Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Buschbeck's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Matthies' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); J. A. Smith's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. The historic 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 had to contact the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park & Moccasin Bend National Archeological District of the National Park Service, and the park's historian, James H. Ogden, kindly provided me with the text written on this particular Missouri marker.

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.”
 
Also see . . .
1st Missouri, Battery D Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. 1st Missouri, Battery D Marker
View of the historic marker looking north on North Crest Road.
 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 25, 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 267 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on August 25, 2016.
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