Orchard Knob in Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
61st Ohio Infantry
— Schurz's Division —
Tyndale's Brigade, Schurz's Division, 11th Corps.
Colonel Stephen J. McGroarty.
November 25, 1863.
This Regiment, with its Brigade, took part in the Battle of Wauhatchie October 28th. It participated in the movement of November 23d against Orchard Knob, and the morning of November 25th in driving the enemy's skirmishers from the front of the Division. It then moved with the latter to the extreme left and rear of General Sherman's position, where the Division remained in reserve during the battle. Three companies of the 61st under Captain F. S. Wallace served as skirmishers throughout the day.
The regiment took part in the pursuit to Chickamauga Station and thence to the vicinity of Ringgold.
Casualties: wounded, 1 officer.
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-295.)
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. A significant historical date for this entry is November 25, 1963.
Location. 35° 2.398′ N, 85° 16.434′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. It is in Orchard Knob. 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 marker is located on Orchard Knob Reservation/1934 Map 32-20". 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); 82nd Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 55th Ohio Infantry (here, next to 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 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 a, “3' x 2' bronze inscription tablet with decorative egg & dart border that needs to be recast and replaced.”
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 444 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.