Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry
Colonel John A. Martin Commanding,
— Willich's Brigade, Wood's Division, Granger's Corps. —
Col. John A. Martin Commanding,
Willich's Brig., Wood's Div., Granger's Corps.
November 25th, 1863
Advanced from Orchard Knob at 3:00 p.m. and with the
Brigade carried the works at the foot of the ridge
and continued the assault up its face. The regiment
broke through the opposing line on the crest at
this point and a portion of it pursued the enemy
200 yards beyond, and there engaged in a lively but
short fight, while the rest assisted in driving
the enemy from the left. The regiment bivouacked
on the ridge near this point.
Total numbered engaged 219, 1 commissioned officer
wounded, 3 enlisted men killed.
23 enlisted men wounded.
Erected 1896 by The State of Kansas. (Marker Number MT-195.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Missionary Ridge, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National marker series.
Location. 35° 2.204′ N, 85° 15.276′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road north of Shallowford Road, on the right when traveling south. This historical marker (monument) is located on the western crest of Missionary Ridge, a short distance north of the intersection with Shallowford Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located on Missionary Ridge at 120 North Crest Road/1934 Map 110". Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 North Crest Road, 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. 25th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 49th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Willich's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cleburne's Division (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, “20' high and 6'9" square at its base, the monument has a two-step base and a pedestal carrying a bronze plaque. Atop the pedestal is a bronze sculpture of a Union soldier carrying the colors.”
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. (Submitted on August 25, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 2, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on December 13, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.