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

57th Ohio Infantry

Giles A. Smith's Brigade.

 

—Lieut. Col. Samuel R. Mott —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. 57th Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.
57th Ohio Infantry
Giles A. Smith's Brigade.

Lieut. Col. Samuel R. Mott
Nov. 25, 1863.
Reached this position about sunset.
November 25, 1863.

 
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-293.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Sherman Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 4.311′ N, 85° 14.333′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from North Crest Road north of Lightfoot Mill Road. Touch for map. This historic marker (tablet) is located in the Sherman Reservation, up on the hill called the "Sherman Heights," due north of the Iowa monument, up on the summit of the hill. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Bronze Tablet Marker is located on Missionary Ridge in the Sherman Reservation/1934 Map 52-36". 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. 116th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 127th Illinois Infantry
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. 57th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historic marker, looking south towards the 55th Illinois Monument.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Earthworks (within shouting distance of this marker); Cockerill's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 53rd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 63rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 70th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. Because of its location in the Sherman Reservation it cannot be reached by car and can only be reached by foot. I would suggest parking your car in the provided parking area on Lightfoot Mill Road and then walking north on North Crest Road. You will reach a spot on this road where there is a locked gate barring further vehicle traffic on the road, but not foot traffic. Continue to walk all the way to the end of North Crest Road. Once there you will see a pathway that goes from the end of the road to the center of the gorge that separates "Tunnel Hill" to your south and "Sherman Heights"
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. 57th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historic marker looking north towards the 116th Illinois Monument.
to your north. This historic marker (tablet) is to the north on "Sherman Heights."

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.”

Also, according to the National Park Service, the "Tablet was removed during attempted theft in 2001.," and then, "Rehabilitated in 2012."
 
Also see . . .
1. 57th Ohio Infantry. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. 57th Ohio Infantry. This is a link to information compiled by Larry Stevens. (Submitted on July 27, 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 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
57th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. 57th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historic marker with a view of the remains of the Union earthworks in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 27, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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