Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
8th Kansas Infantry
— Wood's Division —
Col. John A. Martin Commanding,
1st. Brig. Gen. August Willich,
3rd. Div. Gen. T.J. Wood,
4th. A.C. Gen. Gordon Granger.
November 23rd, 1863.
Moved on this point at 2:00 o'clock p.m. from the railroad track in front of Fort Wood as skirmishers for the brigade, and, supported by the brigade, captured this knob and line of works without much resistance and before the main line arrived. The regiment remained in this position until 3 o'clock in the afternoon of the 25th, when it moved with the brigade to assault the enemy's works at the foot of Missionary Ridge.
Erected 1896 by The State of Kansas. (Marker Number MT-194.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Orchard Knob Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 23, 1863 marker series.
Location. 35° 2.4′ N, 85° 16.356′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Miracle at Missionary Ridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Willich's Brigade (about 300 feet away); Bridges' Battery, Illinois Light Artillery (about 400 feet away); New York Monument (about 400 feet away); 82nd Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); 46th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); 73rd Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); 61st Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “5' x 2' x 6' high, this is a round-topped, rock-faced granite slab with a smooth-finished face to which is affixed a bronze inscription tablet.”
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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.