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14th Ohio Infantry.

Phelp's Brig., Baird's Div., 14 Corps.

 

—Lieut. Col. Henry D. Kingsbury. —

 
14th Ohio Infantry. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. 14th Ohio Infantry. Marker
Inscription.
14th Ohio Infantry.
Phelp's Brig., Baird's Div., 14 Corps.

Lieut. Col. Henry D. Kingsbury.
Nov. 25, 1863.

On the morning of the 25th, after marching to Tunnel Hill to support Gen. Sherman, the Division returned and formed the left of the line for assaulting Missionary Ridge. The 14th held the extreme left of the assault, with the 38th Ohio in front of it in the first line.
The regiment reached the crest at this point, and became successfully engaged with forces which had been driven to the left. On the 26th it marched with its Brigade in pursuit toward Ringgold, and on the 28th helped destroy the railroad for some distance beyond that point. Casualties: Killed, 3 Men; Wounded, 17 Men; Total, 20.
 
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-268.)
 
Location. 35° 3.001′ N, 85° 15.124′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road north of Crest Terrace Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker (tablet) is located on Missionary Ridge, along the western side of North Crest Road. It is situated at a location that is about where North Crest Road goes
14th Ohio Infantry. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. 14th Ohio Infantry. Marker
View of the historical marker situated along the western crest of Missionary Ridge with a distant view of the Chattanooga area in the valley below.
over the Wilcox Boulevard Tunnel and is opposite the residence at 314 North Crest Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the marker (tablet) is located at “314 North Crest Road/1934 Map 75". Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 North Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. E. H. Phelps Memorial Monument (a few steps from this marker); Jackson's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 38th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Phelps' Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cheatham's Division. (about 600 feet away); McCants' Florida Battery. (about 700 feet away); Moore's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cheatham's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing). 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 marker is a, “3' x 2' bronze inscription tablet with decorative border mounted on low marble pedestal. Describes the unit's activities on November 25, 1863.
 
Regarding 14th Ohio Infantry.. Being a
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By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
3. 14th Ohio Infantry Marker
View looking south along North Crest Road of the historical marker in the right foreground and a distant view of the Phelps Monument.
long time resident of Toledo, Ohio, having been born and raised here, I have to take a particular interest in the 14th Ohio. When President Lincoln initially called for troops this regiment was raised in Toledo by what would become Toledo's most prominent hometown Civil War hero, General James Blair Steedman (one of the few Union heroes from the Battle of Chickamauga). The 14th Ohio then went into camp at Cleveland, just twelve days after the fall of Fort Sumter and began its long and distinguished Civil War tour of duty, including this action here on Missionary Ridge.
 
Also see . . .
1. 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. This is a link to information posted by Kathleen Jones regarding the men of the "Old Fourteenth," northwest Ohio's first regiment raised for the Civil War. (Submitted on September 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Henry D. Kingsbury. This is a link to information posted by Kathleen Jones regarding Henry D. Kingsbury, the commanding officer of the "Old Fourteenth" on Missionary Ridge. (Submitted on September 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 14th Ohio Infantry. This is a link to information on Ohio in the Civil War compiled by Larry Stevens. (Submitted on September 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This
14th Ohio Infantry. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
4. 14th Ohio Infantry. Marker
View looking north along North Crest Road of the historical marker on the western crest of Missionary Ridge.
is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on August 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Henry D. Kingsbury's Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2011
5. Henry D. Kingsbury's Gravestone
View of the newest gravestone for the commander of the 14th O.V.I. at Missionary Ridge. The grave is located at Forest Cemetery, in Toledo, Ohio, at 41.40.195N, 083.31.478W.
Henry D. Kingsbury's Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2011
6. Henry D. Kingsbury's Gravestone
Another view of the gravesite of the commanding officer of the 14th O.V.I., this time with a front view of his original tombstone and a back view of his new one immediately behind the old grave marker. His grave is located at Forest Cemetery in Toledo, Ohio.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5, 6. submitted on September 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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