Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
96th Illinois Infantry
Nov. 25, 1863.
Erected by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-179.)
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, Point Park, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 24, 1863 series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1851.
Location. 35° 0.634′ N, 85° 20.626′ W. Marker is in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Point Park Road and East Brow Road on Point Park Road. This historical marker is located at Point Park, on the northern crest of Lookout Mountain, in a portion of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. It is about 300 feet north of the walk through entrance to Point Park and situated just behind a Confederate battery that was positioned on the crest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Corput's Georgia Battery (here, next to this marker); Occupation of the Summit of Lookout (here, next to this marker); Confederate Forces Battle of Lookout (here, next to this marker); Union Casualties (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Casualties (a few steps from this marker); Stevenson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Point Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battles for Chattanooga (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
More about this marker. According to the description information 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 during the Battle of Lookout Mountain.”
Also see . . . 96th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.