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

8th Kansas Infantry

Willich's Brigade

 

—Wood's Division —

 
The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker
Inscription.
The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty.,
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. Marker is at the intersection of Orchard Knob Avenue and East 4th Street, on the left when traveling north on Orchard Knob Avenue. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the
The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker
View of the historical marker, looking south down Orchard Knob Avenue, at the northeast corner of the Orchard Knob Reservation, next to a walkway entrance to the park.
middle of a residential neighborhood, in the city of Chattanooga, a little less than a mile west of Missionary Ridge. It is situated in the northeast corner of the Orchard Knob Reservation, National Military Park right next to the northeast entrance to the park. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located on Orchard Knob Reservation/1934 Map 32-26.". 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. 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.”
The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker
View of the historical monument located next to the pathway that goes to the historical markers and monuments at the crest of Orchard Knob, seen in the background of the picture.

 
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
 
The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
4. The 8th. Kansas Vol. Infty., Marker
View of the Orchard Knob park sign that is located just west of the 8th Kansas monument.
 
 
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 308 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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