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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

88th Illinois Infantry

1st Brigade - 2d Division

 

— 4th Corps. —

 
88th Illinois Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. 88th Illinois Monument
Inscription.  
Illinois
88th Infantry,
1st Brigade,
2d Division,
4th Corps.
Nov. 25, 1863, 5 P.M.

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-174.)
 
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 Ridge, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is November 25, 1863.
 
Location. 35° 1.122′ N, 85° 15.87′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road south of South Crest Place, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located a slight distance beyond (to the south) the entrance to the Bragg Military Reservation, and is on the west side of South Crest Road, along the western crest of Missionary Ridge. According to the location provided by the National Park Service, “Marker located on Missionary Ridge at 195 South Crest Road/1934
88th Illinois Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. 88th Illinois Monument
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Map 140". Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 195 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. Sherman's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 24th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 74th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Medal of Honor Heritage Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Medal of Honor Heritage Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawson's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Medal of Honor Heritage Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Missionary Ridge School (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 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 participation in Battle of Missionary Ridge.”
 
88th Illinois Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
3. 88th Illinois Monument
View of the historical monument on the western crest of Missionary Ridge.
88th Illinois Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
4. 88th Illinois Monument
View of the historical monument (lower right hand corner of the picture) looking south along South Crest Road.
88th Illinois Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
5. 88th Illinois Monument
View of the historical monument (lower left hand corner of the picture) looking north along South Crest Road. The brown National Park Service sign at the entrance to the Bragg Reservation can be seen in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on April 1, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 3, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 5, 2022