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

13th Illinois Infantry Regiment

1st Brigade - 1st Division,

 

15th Corps.

 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. 13th Illinois Marker
Inscription.
Illinois
13th Infantry,
1st Brigade,
1st Division,
15th Corps.
Nov. 25, 1863, Bivouac.

 
Erected 1898 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-151.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Bragg Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 1.117′ N, 85° 15.793′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Ridge Avenue east of South Crest Place, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. In order to view this historical marker one must find a way to get to the crest of Missionary Ridge. The options to use in ascending Missionary Ridge are limited and difficult to locate if you are not familiar with the area. From downtown Chattanooga, I drove east to Missionary Ridge on Main Street, and using Main Street took me to the top of Missionary Ridge. Once at the top of Missionary Ridge I needed to make two right turns to get on South Crest Street and then go only a slight distance south to reach the Bragg Reservation which is where this historical marker is located. Once you have entered the
13th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. 13th Illinois Marker
View (from the southeast corner of the Bragg Reservation) of the historical monument looking east at the landscape beyond the crest of Missionary Ridge.
Bragg Reservation you will find this historical marker in the southeast most corner of the Bragg Reservation. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 32nd U.S. Missouri Infantry (here, next to this marker); Williamson's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 31st U.S. Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 29th U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Osterhaus' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawson's Georgia Battery (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 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 position on November 25, 1863."
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information
13th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. 13th Illinois Marker
View (from the southeast corner of the Bragg Reservation) of the historical monument, looking north across the open portion of the Bragg Reservation, towards the tall shaft of the Illinois Monument.
provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on August 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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