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

103rd Illinois

2nd Brigade - 4th Division

 

15th Corps

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. 103rd Illinois Marker
View of the front of the historic marker.
Inscription. [Front Side]:

Illinois
103rd Infantry,
2nd Brigade - Corse,
4th Division - Ewing,
15th Army Corps - Blair.

[Back Side]:

The metal plaque is missing

 
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-182.)
 
Location. 35° 4.235′ N, 85° 14.372′ 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 east of the Iowa monument. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument is located in the Sherman Reservation on Missionary Ridge, map site #52-53". 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. Iowa State Monument (a few steps from this marker); Corse's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 6th Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 40th Illinois Infantry
103rd Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. 103rd 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.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lightburn's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 46th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ewing's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Missouri Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “7'6"
103rd Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. 103rd Illinois Marker
View, looking north, of the historic marker, situated to the right (east) of the Iowa Monument.
x 4'4" x 4'6" high rock-faced granite monument consisting of rectangular block with an inscribed polished front on rectangular base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's participation in Battle of Missionary Ridge.”
 
Also see . . .
1. 103rd Illinois Infantry Regiment. This is a link to information provided by the "American Civil War" web site. (Submitted on July 27, 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 25, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
103rd Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. 103rd Illinois Marker
View looking westward from the historic marker of the Iowa Monument.
103rd Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
5. 103rd Illinois Marker
View looking southward from "Sherman Heights" towards the Confederate positions on "Tunnel Hill." The featured historic marker is to the left (east) of the Iowa Monument.
103rd Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
6. 103rd Illinois Marker
View from the historic marker on "Sherman Heights" looking south towards the Confederate positions on "Tunnel Hill."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on August 25, 2016.
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