Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
17th U.S. Missouri Infantry
Near This Point
Night of Nov. 25, 1863
Erected 1895 by the State of Missouri. (Marker Number MT-214.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Bragg Reservation marker series.
Location. 35° 1.136′ N, 85° 15.784′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Ridge Road north of South Crest Place, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located on Missionary Ridge, in the Bragg Reservation. Once you have entered the Bragg Reservation you will find this marker along the eastern border of the Bragg Reservation, across the street from a residential complex. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Marker located on Missionary Ridge at Bragg Reservation/1934 Map 136-15". 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. Osterhaus' Division (a few steps from this marker); 29th U.S. Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 12th U.S. Missouri Infantry 31st U.S. Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 3rd U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Missouri U.S.A. Troops Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Illinois Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. The historical marker is a four cornered, cut stone post, with a slightly angled, flat top, where the marker's text is inscribed into the stone's flat surface. Because the inscribed text was so weather worn, I did a paper rubbing of the marker's surface to help to enable me to read it.
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “A simple 15" x 15" x 3' marble shaft with a slanting inscribed top marking unit's position during the battle, November 25, 1863.”
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. (Submitted on August 25, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.