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42nd Illinois Infantry

3rd Brigade - 2rd Division.

 

4th Corps.

 
42nd Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. 42nd Illinois Marker
Inscription.
Illinois
42d Infantry,
3d Brigade,
2d Division,
4th Corps.
Nov. 25, 1863, 5 P.M.

 
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-161.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Bragg Reservation marker series.
 
Location. 35° 1.162′ N, 85° 15.805′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from South Crest Road north of South Crest Place. Touch for map. According to the location provided by National Park Service, the, “Marker located at Bragg Reservation/1934 Map 136-29 on Missionary Ridge.". 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. Sheridan's Division (here, next to this marker); 27th Illinois Infantry (here, next to this marker); 36th Illinois Infantry (here, next to this marker); Harker's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Missionary Ridge (a few steps from this marker); 79th Illinois Infantry
42nd Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. 42nd Illinois Marker
View of the historical monument looking north along the crest of Missionary Ridge.
(a few steps from this marker); Union Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker); Bragg's Headquarters (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 at 5:00 p.m. on November 25, 1863."
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information 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
 
42nd Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. 42nd Illinois Marker
View of the historical monument looking south along the crest of Missionary Ridge, with a distant view of South Crest Road and it's intersection with South Crest Place.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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