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

24th Wisconsin Infantry

1st Brigade - 2nd Division

 

4th Corps.

 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. 24th Wisconsin Marker
Inscription.
Wisconsin
24th Infantry
1st Brigade
2nd Division
4th Corps.
Nov. 25th, 1863,
5 P.M.

 
Erected 1895 by State of Wisconsin. (Marker Number MT-338A.)
 
Location. 35° 1.124′ N, 85° 15.847′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road south of South Crest Place, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. In order to view this historical marker one must find a way to get to the crest of Missionary Ridge. The options to use in ascending Missionary Ridge are limited and difficult to locate if you are not familiar with the area. From downtown Chattanooga, I drove east to Missionary Ridge on Main Street, and using Main Street took me to the top of Missionary Ridge. Once at the top of Missionary Ridge I needed to make two right turns to get on South Crest Street and then go only a slight distance south to reach the Bragg Reservation, and then just beyond the entrance to the National Military Park, on the left (east) side of South Crest Road, is where this historical marker is located. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the “Marker located along Missionary Ridge at 188
24th Wisconsin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. 24th Wisconsin Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along South Crest Road.
South Crest Road.". Marker is at or near this postal address: 188 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. Dawson's Georgia Battery. (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Missionary Ridge School (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherman's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 73rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Missouri U.S.A. Troops Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 74th Illinois (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 1' x 4', this rock-faced, single-piece granite marker has "Wisconsin" in raised letters on its top and an inscription on its smooth-faced front. Marks unit's position at 5:00 p.m. on November 25, 1863."
 
Regarding 24th Wisconsin Infantry. According to the regimental history provided by the Second Wisconsin web site; "During the following siege
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. 24th Wisconsin Marker
View of the historical marker looking north, along South Crest Road, with the entrance to the Bragg Reservation seen a short distance up the road.
of Chattanooga, the 24th, under the command of Major Carl von Baumbach, and the brigade under the command of Colonel Sherman of the 88th Illinois, took part in the famous charge up Missionary Ridge. Advancing at the double quick, the 24th, along with the rest of the brigade, succeeded in taking the first set of rifle pits from the enemy. They then continued the ascent up Missionary Ridge, taking advantage of the rough ground, and finally pushed the enemy from their works, routing and scattering them in all directions. Adjutant Arthur Macarthur later received the Medal of Honor for carrying the colors of the 24th and planting them on top of the enemy's works at a crucial time in the battle. He receives special mention in Baumbach's report. The 24th lost 4 men killed and 33 men wounded, for a total of 37."
 
Also see . . .
1. 24th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on June 10, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Arthur MacArthur's Flag. This is a link to information provided by a website entitled, "Home of Heroes." (Submitted on July 8, 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 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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 29, 2016.
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