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

Ohio at Chattanooga

November 23-25, 1863

 
 
Ohio at Chattanooga Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
1. Ohio at Chattanooga Marker
Inscription.  The battle of Chattanooga occupied three days; the first, Nov. 23d, Orchard Knob; the second, Lookout Mountain; the third, Missionary Ridge.

Gen. Rosecrans who commanded the Army of the Cumberland until relieved before the battle by Gen. Thomas, and Gen. Sherman, commanding the Army of the Tennessee, were from Ohio. Gen. Grant, commanding the combined forces, was born in Ohio and appointed thence to West Point. Three of the 15 Divisions, ten of 38 Brigades were commanded by Ohio officers. Of 227 Infantry organizations, 65 were from Ohio; of 54 Batteries 13; of the 8 Cavalry regiments 4. The Division Commanders were Barnett, Ewing, Sheridan; the Brigade Commanders were John Beatty, Samuel Beatty, Cockerill, Harker, Eli Long, Dan McCook, Phelps, Orland Smith, VanDerveer, Walcutt. The co-operating force from Chattanooga for reopening the riverline of supplies at Brown's Ferry, Oct. 27th, according to Gen. Rosecrans' plan, consisted of Hazen's and Turchin's Brigades, and the 18th Ohio, a total of 17 regiments of which 12 were from Ohio.

Of the total, 5,475, killed and wounded, 31.1 percent were Ohio Soldiers.
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Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
2. Ohio at Chattanooga Marker
View looking southwest of the historical marker, just to the right of the artillery field piece, and in front of the Ohio Monument that is featured at the Ohio Reservation.
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115 officers killed or mortally wounded, 45 were from Ohio.

 
Erected 1908 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-248.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Ohio Reservation series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 35° 1.689′ N, 85° 15.488′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road, 0.1 miles Ridge Road, on the right when traveling south. This tablet is located on Missionary Ridge, along South Crest Road, in the Ohio Reservation. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Missionary Ridge Battlefield - Ohio Reservation/1934 Map 124-3". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio Artillery (here, next to this marker); Fifth Company Battalion Washington Artillery (here, next to this marker); Ohio at Chickamauga (here, next to this marker); Ohio Monument (a few steps from this marker); 1st Ohio Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 3d Ohio Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Ohio Cavalry
Ohio at Chattanooga Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
3. Ohio at Chattanooga Marker
View of Ohio Reservation from near the crest of Missionary Ridge. This historical marker is just to the right of the artillery field piece.
(a few steps from this marker); 4th Ohio Cavalry (Battalion) (a few steps from this marker). 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 monument is, “Bronze inscription tablet with decorative border mounted on low block stone stand. Describes activities of Ohio units during battles for Chattanooga, November 23-25, 1863.”
 
Ohio Reservation image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
4. Ohio Reservation
View of featured monument and historical markers, situated on the crest of Missionary Ridge, in the Ohio Reservation.
Ohio Reservation image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
5. Ohio Reservation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,153 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 18, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2. submitted on December 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 18, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 29, 2022