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

61st Ohio Infantry

Tyndale's Brigade

 

—Schurz's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
1. 61st Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.
61st Ohio Infantry.
Tyndale's Brigade, Schurz's Division, 11th Corps.

Colonel Stephen J. McGroarty.
November 25, 1863.

This Regiment, with its Brigade, took part in the Battle of Wauhatchie October 28th. It participated in the movement of November 23d against Orchard Knob, and the morning of November 25th in driving the enemy's skirmishers from the front of the Division. It then moved with the latter to the extreme left and rear of General Sherman's position, where the Division remained in reserve during the battle. Three companies of the 61st under Captain F. S. Wallace served as skirmishers throughout the day.

The regiment took part in the pursuit to Chickamauga Station and thence to the vicinity of Ringgold.

Casualties: wounded, 1 officer.
 
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-295.)
 
Location. 35° 2.398′ N, 85° 16.434′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Orchard Knob Avenue north of Ivy Street. Click for map. This historical marker (tablet) is located in the middle of a residential neighborhood, in the city of Chattanooga, a little less
61st Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
2. 61st Ohio Infantry Marker
View, looking south, towards the crest of Orchard Knob, of the historical marker, the second in a row of Ohio Regimental markers.
than a mile west of Missionary Ridge. It is situated near the crest of the Orchard Knob Reservation. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “This marker is located on Orchard Knob Reservation/1934 Map 32-20". 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. 73rd Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 82nd Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 55th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); New York Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Miracle at Missionary Ridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Headquarters of the Union Armies. (within shouting distance of this marker); The State of Maryland (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridges' Battery, Illinois Light Art'y. (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is a, “3' x 2' bronze inscription tablet with decorative egg & dart border that needs to be recast and replaced.”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures
61st Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
3. 61st Ohio Infantry Marker
View, looking east, of the historical marker, near the crest of Orchard Knob.
. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on August 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
61st Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
4. 61st Ohio Infantry Marker
View, looking northwest, down the slope of Orchard Knob, of the historical marker, situated near the crest of the hill, third from the end in a row of four Ohio Regimental markers.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on August 28, 2016.
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