Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
55th Ohio Infantry
Orlando Smith's Brigade
— Steinwehr's Division —
Orland Smith's Brigade, Steinwehr's Division, 11th Corps.
Colonel Charles B. Gambee.
November 25, 1863.
October 28th this Regiment, with its Brigade, took active part in the Battle of Wauhatchie, November 23d it participated in the movement on orchard Knob.
On the morning of November 25th it operated toward Tunnel Hill. Later in the day, with the Division, it moved to the extreme left and rear of General Sherman's position where it was established as a reserve near Old Boyce's Station. On the 26th November it was in pursuit to Chickamauga Station, and thence to the vicinity of Ringgold. Casualties: killed, 1 officer, 2 men; wounded, 5 men; total, 8.
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-292.)
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, Orchard Knob Reservation, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 23, 1863 series lists.
Location. 35° 2.401′ N, 85° 16.436′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Orchard Knob Avenue north of Ivy Street. This historical marker (tablet) is located in the middle of a residential neighborhood, in the city of Chattanooga, a little less than a mile west of Missionary Ridge. It is situated near the crest of the Orchard Knob Reservation. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “This tablet marker is located within the Orchard Knob Reservation. (Map #32-22)". 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. 73rd Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 61st Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 82nd Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); New York Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Miracle at Missionary Ridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Headquarters of the Union Armies (within shouting distance of this marker); The State of Maryland (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridges' Battery, Illinois Light Artillery (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 information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “Bronze inscription tablet with decorative border mounted on low marble pedestal. Describes the unit's activities from October 28 through November 26, 1863.”
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.