Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
54th Ohio Infantry
— Maj. Robert Williams, Jr. —
Maj. Robert Williams, Jr.
Nov. 25, 1863.
This regiment crossed the Tennessee River in the afternoon of the 25th, and was held in reserve.
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-291.)
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, Sherman Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 series lists.
Location. 35° 4.258′ N, 85° 14.315′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from North Crest Road north of Lightfoot Mill Road. This historic marker (tablet) is located in the Sherman Reservation, up on the hill called the "Sherman Heights," and is situated along a trail that goes off into the woods from the east side of the clearing on the top of the "Sherman Heights". 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. 47th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Ewing's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 37th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lowrey's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Lightburn's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Earthworks (within shouting distance of this marker); 30th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 70th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. Because of its location in the Sherman Reservation it cannot be reached by car and can only be reached by foot. I would suggest parking your car in the provided parking area on Lightfoot Mill Road and then walking north on North Crest Road. You will reach a spot on this road where there is a locked gate barring further vehicle traffic on the road, but not foot traffic. Continue to walk all the way to the end of North Crest Road. Once there you will see a pathway that goes from the end of the road to the center of the gorge that separates "Tunnel Hill" to your south and "Sherman Heights" to your north. This historic marker is to the north on the "Sherman Heights."
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “3' x 2' bronze inscription tablet with decorative border mounted on low marble pedestal. Describes the unit's activities on November 25, 1863.”
Also, according to the National Park Service, the "Bronze tablet removed during attempted theft in 2001," and then, "Rehabilitated in 2012."
Also see . . .
1. 54th Ohio Infantry. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. 54th Ohio Infantry. This is a link to information compiled by Larry Stevens. (Submitted on August 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.