Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
31st U.S. Missouri Infantry
Near This Point
Night of Nov. 25, 1863
Erected 1895 by the State of Missouri. (Marker Number MT-218.)
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 November 25, 1863.
Location. 35° 1.126′ N, 85° 15.791′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Ridge Road north of South Crest Place, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located on Missionary Ridge, in the Bragg Reservation. Once you have entered the Bragg Reservation you will find this marker along the eastern border of the Bragg Reservation, across the street from a residential complex. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Marker located on Missionary Ridge at Bragg Reservation/1934 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. 29th U.S. Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 32nd U.S. Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 13th Illinois Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Williamson's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 17th U.S. Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Osterhaus' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Missouri U.S.A. Troops Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. The historical marker is a four cornered, cut stone post, with a slightly angled, flat top, where the marker's text is inscribed into the stone's flat surface. Because the inscribed text was so weather worn, I did a paper rubbing of the marker's surface to help to enable me to read it.
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “A simple 15" x 15" x 3' marble shaft with a slanting inscribed top marking unit's position during the battle, November 25, 1863.”
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 10, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.