Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
13th Illinois Infantry Regiment
1st Brigade - 1st Division,
— 15th Corps. —
Nov. 25, 1863, Bivouac.
Erected 1898 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-151.)
Topics and series. This memorial 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 November 25, 1863.
Location. 35° 1.117′ N, 85° 15.793′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Memorial is on Ridge Avenue east of South Crest Place, on the left when traveling north. In order to view this historical marker one must find a way to get to the crest of Missionary Ridge. The options to use in ascending Missionary Ridge are limited and difficult to locate if you are not familiar with the area. From downtown Chattanooga, I drove east to Missionary Ridge on Main Street, and using Main Street took me to the top of 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. 32nd U.S. Missouri Infantry (here, next to this marker); Williamson's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 31st U.S. Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 29th U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Osterhaus' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawson's Georgia 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 provided by National Park Service, the monument is, "2'6" x 1'2" x 2'6" 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 on November 25, 1863."
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4. submitted on July 12, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.