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8th Missouri Infantry

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. 8th Missouri Infantry Marker
Inscription.
8th Mo. Infty.
U.S.A.
In Action 1000 Yds.
East Of This Position
Nov. 25, 1863.

 
Erected 1895 by the State of Missouri. (Marker Number MT-211.)
 
Location. 35° 4.282′ N, 85° 14.367′ 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. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Located on the north end of Missionary Ridge at the Sherman Reservation, map site #52-46". 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); 55th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Army of the Tennessee (a few steps from this marker); 53rd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 70th Ohio Infantry (within shouting
8th Missouri Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. 8th Missouri Infantry Marker
distance of this marker); Cockerill's Brigade (within shouting distance of 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 "Sherman Heights."

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 . . .
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. 8th Missouri Infantry Marker
View of the historic marker looking north, towards the 55th Illinois Monument.

1. 8th Missouri Volunteer Infantry. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 28, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Civil War Re-enacting with the 8th MO Infantry (US). This is a link to information provided by the Civil War Re-enacting with the 8th MO Infantry (US) web site. (Submitted on July 28, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 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
 
8th Missouri Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. 8th Missouri Infantry Marker
View of the historic marker looking south, towards the distant Iowa Monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
5. 8th Missouri Infantry Marker
View of the historic marker along the western edge of the clearing, very near the summit of the "Sherman Heights."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on August 25, 2016.
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