Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Medal of Honor Heritage Trail
Missionary Ridge - November - 1863
Geroge L. Banks was Color-Sergeant in the Fifteenth Indiana Infantry, a part of General Philip Sheridan’s command. With his flag he led the attack on Missionary Ridge. In 1897, he received from Secretary of War R.A. Alger the Congressional Medal of Honor. An accompanying letter stated: “You are hereby notified that by direction of the President under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved
Lieutenant Thomas N. Graham in the 15th Indiana Infantry Regiment was a part of General Philip Sheridan’s command when they moved toward Missionary Ridge. While the 15th Indiana Infantry charged up the steep ridge, they were led by the regimental flag until the Color Sergeant was wounded. Lieutenant Thomas Graham, immediately seized the colors and planted the flag inside the enemy lines. The tattered, torn, bullet ridden flag gives a silent testimony to the heroic acts of the men of the 15th Indiana Regiment. After the war, Lieutenant Thomas Graham was awarded
Erected by National Medal of Honor and Museum of Military History Foundation.
Location. 35° 1.127′ N, 85° 15.83′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of South Crest Road and South Crest Place, on the right when traveling north on South Crest Road. Touch for map. Located at the Bragg Reservation - Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3136 S Crest Pl, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Medal of Honor Heritage Trail (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Medal of Honor Heritage Trail (here, next to this marker); Dawson's Georgia Battery (here, next to this marker); Missionary Ridge School (a few steps 24th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 73rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Missouri U.S.A. Troops Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Also see . . .
1. Medal of Honor Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 1, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia.)
2. Missionary Ridge - Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on June 3, 2017.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 1, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. 6, 7. submitted on June 15, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.