Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
7th Ohio Infantry
Candy's Brig., Geary's Div.,
— 12th Corps. —
Candy's Brig.,Geary's Div., 12th Corps.
Col. Wm. R. Creighton. Lieut. Col. Orrin J. Crane.
Capt. Ernst J. Krieger.
Nov. 25, 1863.
Nov. 24th the regiment took part in the storming of Lookout Mountain. During the engagement Col. Creighton commanded the brigade, Col. Candy being disabled. Nov. 25th the regiment, with its brigade, participated in the assault on Missionary Ridge, reaching the summit about this point. Nov. 27th the regiment assaulted Taylor's Ridge at Ringgold. Lieut. Col. Crane, Col. Creighton, commanding the brigade, Adjutant Baxter, Lieuts. Cryne and I.C. Jones were killed and eight officers wounded, leaving only one uninjured.
Strength in action: 14 Officers, 206 Men.
Casualties: Killed, 5 Officers, 13 men; Wounded, 8 Officers, 48 Men; Total, 74.
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-263A.)
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 marker series.
Location. 35° 0.162′ N, 85° 16.296′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of South Crest Road and East View Drive, on the right when traveling south on South Crest Road. This historic marker (tablet) is located along the western side of the road, on the western crest of Missionary Ridge. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, this tablet is situated “Opposite 456 South Crest Road/1934 Map 166.". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. 76th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); Stovall's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 66th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 29th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Geary's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 111th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Ireland's New York Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Cobham's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles 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, “Bronze inscription tablet with decorative border mounted on low marble pedestal. Describes the unit's activities on November 25, 1863.”
Also see . . .
1. 7th Ohio Infantry. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 21, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. 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 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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