Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
40th Ohio Infantry.
Whitaker's Brig., Cruft's Div.
—4th Corps. —
Whitaker's Brig., Cruft's Div., 4th Corps.
Col. Jacob E. Taylor.
Nov. 25, 1863.
The regiment participated with its brigade in the assault on Lookout Mountain, Nov. 24, advanced to Rossville Gap the 25th, and in connection with Grose's Brigade of Cruft's Division assaulted the south end of Missionary Ridge. It reached the summit at this point about 5 P.M., participating in turning the left flank of the confederate line and forcing it from its position on the ridge. The line pushed northward along the summit to a junction with the troops that had carried the ridge at the center. The regiment took part on the 26th in the pursuit to Ringgold. Strength in action: 16 Officers, 333 Men. Casualties: Killed, 1 Officer and 11 Men; Wounded, 1 Officer, 15 Men; Missing, 2 Men.
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-284.)
Location. 34° 59.22′ N, 85° 16.669′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road west of Waheela Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historic marker (tablet) is located along the outside edge of a sharp bend in the roadway,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grose's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Whitaker's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 99th Ohio Infantry. (a few steps from this marker); Cruft's Division (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Cruft's Division (a few steps from this marker); 24th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Cruft's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away in Georgia); Woods' Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away in Georgia). 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. 40th Ohio Infantry. This is a link (Submitted on July 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. 40th Ohio Infantry. This is a link to information compiled by Larry Stevens. (Submitted on July 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. 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 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.