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

79th Illinois Infantry

3rd Brigade - 2rd Division.

 

4th Corps.

 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. 79th Illinois Marker
Inscription.
Illinois
79th Infantry,
3d Brigade,
2d Division,
4th Corps.
Nov. 25, 1863, 5 P.M.

 
Erected 1898 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-171.)
 
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° 1.171′ N, 85° 15.798′ 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. This marker is located in the Bragg Reservation, on the west side of the parking area, on the western crest of Missionary Ridge. According to the location provided by the National Park Service, “Marker located in Bragg Reservation/1934 Map 136-27 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. Battle of Missionary Ridge (here, next to this marker); Cobb's Kentucky Battery (a few steps from this marker); Harker's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 27th Illinois Infantry
79th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. 79th Illinois Marker
View of the historical monument looking northwest from the crest of Missionary Ridge.
(a few steps from this marker); 42nd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Sheridan's Division (a few steps from this marker); 36th Illinois Infantry (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 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 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 25, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
79th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. 79th Illinois Marker
View of the historical monument looking north along the crest of Missionary Ridge.
79th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
4. 79th Illinois Marker
View of the historical monument looking south along the crest of Missionary Ridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 14, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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