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

17th Ohio Infantry

Turchin's Brig., Baird's Div., 14th Corps.

 

—Maj. Benjamin F. Butterfield. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. 17th Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.
17th Ohio Infantry.
Turchin's Brig., Baird's Div., 14th Corps.

Maj. Benjamin F. Butterfield.
Capt. Benjamin H. Showers.
Nov. 25, 1863.

The morning of Nov. 25th the 17th, with its Brigade and Division, marched to support Gen. Sherman at Tunnel Hill. Returning it formed with the Brigade on the left of Wood's Division. In the general assault on Missionary Ridge it reached the summit near this point. Major Butterfield was severely wounded at the foot of the ridge. The regiment advanced beyond the crest, wheeled to the left, and after brisk fighting captured two guns.
The next day the Regiment, with its Brigade, joined in the pursuit to Ringgold. Casualties: Killed, 2 Men; Wounded, 2 Officers, 12 Men; Total, 16.
 
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-270.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Missionary Ridge, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 2.475′ N, 85° 15.212′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road south of Brown Wood Drive, on the left
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. 17th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker on the western crest of Missionary Ridge.
when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker (tablet) is on the western crest of Missionary Ridge between the Turchin Reservation and the DeLong Reservation. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the marker (tablet) is located at “177 North Crest Road/1934 Map 97". Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 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. Baird's Division (a few steps from this marker); Deas' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Kentucky Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Turchin's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Union Casualties (about 600 feet away); DeLong Reservation (about 600 feet away); Confederate Casualties (about 600 feet away); 2nd Minnesota (about 600 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 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.”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. 17th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along North Crest Road.
. This 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, Cold
 
17th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
4. 17th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along North Crest Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 31, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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