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

88th Illinois Infantry

1st Brigade - 2d Division

 

4th Corps.

 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. 88th Illinois Monument
Inscription.
Illinois
88th Infantry,
1st Brigade,
2d Division,
4th Corps.
Nov. 25, 1863, 5 P.M.

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-174.)
 
Location. 35° 1.122′ N, 85° 15.87′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road south of South Crest Place, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located a slight distance beyond (to the south) the entrance to the Bragg Military Reservation, and is on the west side of South Crest Road, along the western crest of Missionary Ridge. According to the location provided by the National Park Service, “Marker located on Missionary Ridge at 195 South Crest Road/1934 Map 140". Marker is at or near this postal address: 195 South Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sherman's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 24th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 74th Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawson's Georgia Battery. (within shouting
88th Illinois Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. 88th Illinois Monument
Close-up view of the text on the historical monument.
distance of this marker); Missionary Ridge School (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 73rd Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); Missouri U.S.A. Troops Monument (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. According to the description provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “2'6" x 1'2" x 2'6" high rectangular slab of dark Quincy granite. Rock-faced sides; polished & inscribed front. 'Illinois' is in large raised letters on beveled top. Marks unit's participation in Battle of Missionary Ridge.”
 
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
 
88th Illinois Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
3. 88th Illinois Monument
View of the historical monument on the western crest of Missionary Ridge.
88th Illinois Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
4. 88th Illinois Monument
View of the historical monument (lower right hand corner of the picture) looking south along South Crest Road.
88th Illinois Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
5. 88th Illinois Monument
View of the historical monument (lower left hand corner of the picture) looking north along South Crest Road. The brown National Park Service sign at the entrance to the Bragg Reservation can be seen in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 25, 2016.
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