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

51st Ohio Infantry

Whitaker's Brigade

 

—Cruft's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
1. 51st Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.
51st Ohio Infantry
Whitaker's Brigade, Cruft's Division, 4th Corps
Lieutenant Colonel Charles H. Wood
November 25, 1863

The regiment participated with its brigade in the assault on Lookout Mountain, Nov. 24, advanced to Rossville Gap the 25th, and in connection with Grose's Brigade of Cruft's Division assaulted the south end of Missionary Ridge. It reached the summit at this point about 5 P.M., participating in turning the left flank of the confederate line and forcing it from its position on the ridge. The line pushed northward along the summit to a junction with the troops that had carried the ridge at the center.
The regiment took part on the 26th in the pursuit to Ringgold. Strength in action: 14 Officers, 160 Men. Casualties: Killed, 1 Man; Wounded, 6 Men.
 
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-288.)
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 34° 59.225′ N, 85° 16.688′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road west of Waheela Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This historic marker (tablet) is located along the outside edge
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
2. 51st Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the marker looking south along South Crest Road.
of a sharp bend in the roadway, behind a guard rail, in the front yard of some residential property. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 South Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. 24th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Cruft's Division (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Cruft's Division (a few steps from this marker); Whitaker's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Grose's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 40th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 99th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Cruft's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away in Georgia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. When I initially contacted the National Military Park's historian, Jim Ogden, he was under the impression that this marker was still missing from where it was originally situated along South Crest Road. He was under the impression that the marker was currently being stored in the National Park Services Maintenance Shop. He provided me with a photograph of the marker which was on file in his office.

However, upon
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
3. 51st Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the marker looking east, along the sharp bend in the roadway in the 700 block of South Crest Road.
visiting the marker site I discovered that the marker had been restored to its proper location.

While there I noticed a slash across the text section of the marker and upon closely viewing the picture provided to me by Jim Ogden, showing the marker in the park maintenance shop, I noticed the slash existed on the marker then as well.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
51st Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
4. 51st Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the marker looking north along South Crest Road.
51st Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
5. 51st Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the marker situated on residential property, close to a residential driveway, at 701 South Crest Road.
51st Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
6. 51st Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the marker situated on residential property at 701 South Crest Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
7. 51st Ohio Infantry Marker
View of this marker taken at the NPS Maintenance Shop.
The Text from the 51st Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
8. The Text from the 51st Ohio Infantry Marker
View of page 288 from the National Park Services record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield Park's Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 31, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8. submitted on July 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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