Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
73rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment
1st Brigade - 2nd Division
— 11th Army Corps —
Upper Text on Monument:
The 73d Regiment originally known as the 45th Pennsylvania was recruited in Philadelphia; organized August 8th, 1861, entered the service September 19th, 1861; and was attached to the Army of the Potomac. After participating in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was ordered to Chattanooga, Tennessee, September, 1863. On November 25th, 1863, assisted in the storming of these hills, then moved to this position. Losses in killed, wounded and captured, 181.
January 1864, re-enlisted as a veteran regiment and joined the 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 20th Army Corps.
From Raleigh, N.C. it marched to Alexandria, Va. where on the 14th of July, 1865, it was mustered out of service.
Lower Text on Monument:
1st Brigade - 2nd Division
11th Army Corps.
Erected 1903 by the State of Pennsylvania. (Marker Number MT-327.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, , and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
Location. 35° 4.022′ N, 85° 14.605′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Glass Street (Tennessee Route 17) and Campbell Street, on the right when traveling east on Glass Street. This historical marker (monument) is located in the Pennsylvania Reservation and is part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Park. It is located west of the Sherman Reservation, near the western entrance to the railroad tunnel that was the focus of much of the early fighting on November 23rd. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located on the Pennsylvania Reservation/1934 Map 200". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buschbeck's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Loomis' Brigade (here, next to this marker); Pennsylvania Reservation (here, next to this marker); 90th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 26th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Brown 's Brigade. Cleburne's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); 10th U.S. Missouri Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is a, “4'6" x 4'6" x 13'5" high, monument consists of double-step base, pedestal, shaft & domed cap. Pedestal inscribed with unit's campaign history, shaft has bas relief of battle scene and bronze state seal; dome supports sculpted crescent moon."
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 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.