Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
100th Illinois Infantry
2nd Brigade - 2nd Division
Nov. 25, 1863, 5 P.M.
Erected 1898 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-181.)
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, Missionary Ridge, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is November 25, 1863.
Location. 35° 1.393′ N, 85° 15.639′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. It is in Missionary Ridge. Marker is on South Crest Road north of East Main Street, on the right when traveling south. This historical marker is located in a residential neighborhood along the western crest of Missionary Ridge, just north of where Interstate 24 cuts through the ridge. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Marker located at 107 South Crest Road/1934 Map 129 on Missionary Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 South Crest Road, 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. Finley's (Florida) Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Wagner's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 26th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Breckinridge's Division (about 500 feet away); Reynolds' Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 97th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Massenburg's Georgia Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mebane's Tennessee Battery (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 monument is, “7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" high rectangular slab of dark Quincy granite. Rock-faced sides; polished & inscribed front. 'Illinois' is in large raised letters on beveled top. Marks unit's position at 5:00 p.m. on November 25, 1863.”
1. Humble and proud of Cyrus Coons
My 3rd great grandfather enlisted in I Company of the 100th Illinois as a volunteer. He fought in many incredible battles, including the miraculous climb to the top of Missionary Ridge. With all the harrowing battles, starvation, long marches, horrible weather, and sickness they endured, he refused to give in and fought until he mustered out of the unit in 1865.
— Submitted February 12, 2019, by Rod Hurley of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 756 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.