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Iowa State Monument

 
 
Iowa State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
1. Iowa State Monument Marker
Inscription. [Text on the Upper Front (South) Side of Monument]:

Iowa dedicates this monument
In honor of her sons
Who on this and other fields
Proved themselves worthy sons
of Patriotic Sires


[Text on the Lower Front (South) Side of Monument]:

You have made it a high privilege
to be
A citizen of Iowa


[Text on the Right (East) Side of Monument]:

This monument marks the position
carried by the 6th Iowa
in the assault of Corse's Brigade
the morning of Nov. 25, 1863.
Repeated charges were made later
on the enemy"s line north of the tunnel
The 5th, 10th, and 17th Iowa
were hotly engaged and lost heavily
on the immediate right.


[Text on the Back (North) Side of Monument]:

Iowa Losses on Sherman Heights.
November 25, 1863.
5th Infantry: Officers Killed, 0; En. Men Killed, 2; Officers Wounded, 2; En. Men Wounded, 20; Officers Missing, 8; En. Men Missing, 74; Total, 106
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6th Infantry: Officers Killed, 1; En. Men Killed, 7; Officers Wounded, 4;
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. Iowa State Monument Marker
View of the text on the front side of the historic monument.
En. Men Wounded, 53; Officers Missing, 0; En. Men Missing, 0; Total, 65
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10th Infantry: Officers Killed, 2; En. Men Killed, 10; Officers Wounded, 6; En. Men Wounded, 36; Officers Missing, 1; En. Men Missing, 7; Total, 62
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17th Infantry: Officers Killed, 0; En. Men Killed, 12; Officers Wounded, 3; En. Men Wounded, 29; Officers Missing, 1; En. Men Missing, 13; Total, 58
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Total: Officers Killed, 3; En. Men Killed, 31; Officers Wounded, 15; En. Men Wounded, 138; Officers Missing, 10; En. Men Missing, 94; Total, 291


[Text on the Left (West) Side of Monument]:

5th Infantry, Col. Jabez Banbury
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps.

6th Infantry, Lieut. Col. A. J. Miller
2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps.

10th Infantry, Lieut. Col. P. P. Henderson
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps.

17th Infantry,
Iowa State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. Iowa State Monument Marker
Close-up view of the text on the upper front side of the historic monument.
Col. Clark P. Wever

2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps.

 
Erected 1903 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT191-92.)
 
Location. 35° 4.237′ N, 85° 14.379′ 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 (monument) is located at the northern end of Missionary Ridge, in the Sherman Reservation, up on the southern slope of the hill called the "Sherman Heights." According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located on Missionary Ridge Battlefield on the Sherman Reservation/1934 Map 52-20". Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Corse's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 103rd Illinois (a few steps from this marker); 6th Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 40th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 46th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lightburn's Brigade
Iowa State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. Iowa State Monument Marker
Close-up view if the text on the right (east) side of the historic monument.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Missouri Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ewing's Division (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 information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “15'6" x 15'6" x 50' high, monument consists of multi-step base, pedestal that incorporated inscriptions and map of Iowa, & shaft in form of square Corinthian column, all topped by sculpture of a color bearer.”
Iowa State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
5. Iowa State Monument Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back (north) side of the historic monument.

 
Also see . . .  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
 
Iowa State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
6. Iowa State Monument Marker
Close-up view if the text on the left (west) side of the historic monument.
Iowa State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
7. Iowa State Monument Marker
View of the historic monument looking south from the Sherman Heights.
Iowa State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
8. Iowa State Monument Marker
View of the historic monument looking north, towards the Sherman Heights.
 
 
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