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

31st Ohio Infantry

Turchin's Brigade

 

—Baird's Division —

 
31st Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
1. 31st Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.
31st Ohio Infantry
Turchin's Brigade, Baird's Division, 14th Corps.

Lieutenant Colonel Frederick W. Lister

The morning of November 25th the 31st, with its brigade and division, marched to support General Sherman at Tunnel Hill. Returning, it formed with the brigade on the left of Wood's Division.
In the assault on the ridge the 31st reached the crest about this point, and moving to the left assisted in the capture of several sections of artillery.
November 26th the Regiment joined the pursuit to Ringgold.
Casualties: killed, 1 officer, 10 men; wounded, 2 officers, 34 men; Total, 47.
 
Erected 1908 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-278.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 35° 2.571′ N, 85° 15.22′ W. Marker was in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker was on North Crest Road south of Brown Wood Drive. Click for map. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, this tablet is located in the, “DeLong Reservation/1934 Map 94-2," however, it is also stated that, "Bronze tablet stolen". Marker was 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 location. 36th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Turchin's Brigade (here, next to this marker); DeLong Reservation (a few steps from this marker); 9th Kentucky Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Minnesota (within shouting distance of this marker); Water's Alabama Battery. (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); 89th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away). 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 border mounted on low marble pedestal. Describes the unit's activities on November 25, 1863."

This marker is presently missing, but the NPS staff believe that it will soon be restored. Once it is, pictures will be taken and posted.
 
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 September 11, 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 95 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 28, 2016.
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