Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
97th Ohio Infantry
This regiment of Wagner's Brigade, Wood's Division, was the first infantry regiment to cross Tennessee River at and occupy Chattanooga September 9th, 1863. November 25th, 1863 in Sheridan's Division charged Missionary Ridge gaining the crest as shown by bronze tablet north end viaduct and pursuing the enemy to Chickamauga Creek, Loss 149 Killed and Wounded out of 434.
Erected 1917. (Marker Number MT-310.)
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, Bragg Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 9, 1862.
Location. 35° 1.195′ N, 85° 15.775′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road south of East Main Street, on the left when traveling south. According to the location information provided by the National Park 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. 51st Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 22nd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 125th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Havis' Georgia Battery (a few steps from this marker); 65th Ohio Infantry. (a few steps from this marker); 64th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Cobb's Kentucky Battery (within shouting distance of 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 marker is a, “6'2" x 4' x 10' monument consists of double-step base, with polished and inscribed upper step, supporting shaft with recessed bas relief of a soldier kneeling and another standing and loading."
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.