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

79th Illinois Infantry

3rd Brigade - 2rd Division.

 

— 4th Corps. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. 79th Illinois Marker
Inscription.  
Illinois
79th Infantry,
3d Brigade,
2d Division,
4th Corps.
Nov. 25, 1863, 5 P.M.

 
Erected 1898 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-171.)
 
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.
 
Location. 35° 1.171′ N, 85° 15.798′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from South Crest Road north of South Crest Place. This marker is located in the Bragg Reservation, on the west side of the parking area, on the western crest of Missionary Ridge. According to the location provided by the National Park Service, “Marker located in Bragg Reservation/1934 Map 136-27 on Missionary Ridge.". 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
79th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. 79th Illinois Marker
View of the historical monument looking northwest from the crest of Missionary Ridge.
. Battle of Missionary Ridge (here, next to this marker); Cobb's Kentucky Battery (a few steps from this marker); Harker's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 27th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 42nd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Sheridan's Division (a few steps from this marker); 36th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Bragg's Headquarters (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 the 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 at 5:00 p.m. on November 25, 1863.”
 
79th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. 79th Illinois Marker
View of the historical monument looking north along the crest of Missionary Ridge.
79th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
4. 79th Illinois Marker
View of the historical monument looking south along the crest of Missionary Ridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 14, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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