Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
40th Ohio Infantry
Whitaker's Brigade, Cruft's Division
Whitaker's Brig., Cruft's Div., 4th Corps.
Col. Jacob E. Taylor.
Nov. 25, 1863.
The regiment participated with its brigade in the assault on Lookout Mountain, Nov. 24, advanced to Rossville Gap the 25th, and in connection with Grose's Brigade of Cruft's Division assaulted the south end of Missionary Ridge. It reached the summit at this point about 5 P.M., participating in turning the left flank of the confederate line and forcing it from its position on the ridge. The line pushed northward along the summit to a junction with the troops that had carried the ridge at the center. The regiment took part on the 26th in the pursuit to Ringgold. Strength in action: 16 Officers, 333 Men. Casualties: Killed, 1 Officer and 11 Men; Wounded, 1 Officer, 15 Men; Missing, 2 Men.
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-284.)
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 RidgeChickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 25, 1800.
Location. 34° 59.22′ N, 85° 16.669′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road west of Waheela Road, on the right when traveling south. This historic marker (tablet) is located along the outside edge of a sharp bend in the roadway, behind a guard rail, in the front yard of some residential property. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the marker (tablet) is at, “703 South Crest Road/1934 Map 181". Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 703 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. Grose's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Whitaker's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 99th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Cruft's Division (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Cruft's Division (a few steps from this marker); 24th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 51st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Cruft's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away in Georgia). 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, “Bronze inscription tablet with decorative border mounted on low marble pedestal. Describes the unit's activities on November 25, 1863.”
Also see . . . 40th Ohio Infantry. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.