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

99th Ohio Infantry

Whitaker's Brigade, Cruft's Division

 

4th Corps.

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. 99th Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.
24th Ohio Infantry
Grose's Brig., Cruft's Div., 4th Corps.

Lieut. Col. John E. Cummins.
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: 23 Officers, 241 Men. Casualties: Killed, 3 Men; Wounded, 1 Officer, 12 Men.
 
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-313.)
 
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. 34° 59.223′ N, 85° 16.661′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on
99th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. 99th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historic marker situated in the front yard of a nearby residential property.
South Crest Road west of Waheela Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historic marker (tablet) is located on the southern end of Missionary Ridge, along the outside edge of a sharp bend in the roadway, behind a guard rail, in the front yard of some residential property. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the tablet is located at, “703 South Crest Road/1934 Map 182". Marker is at or near this postal address: 703 South Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grose's Brigade ( a few steps from this marker); 40th Ohio Infantry ( a few steps from this marker); Whitaker's Brigade ( a few steps from this marker); Cruft's Division ( within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Cruft's Division ( within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Ohio Infantry ( within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Cruft's Division ( approx. 0.2 miles away in Georgia); Woods' Brigade ( approx. mile 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
99th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. 99th Ohio Infantry Marker
View looking south along South Crest Road of the historic marker, situated behind the guard rail, near a sharp bend in the roadway.
on low marble pedestal. Describes the unit's activities on November 25, 1863."
 
Also see . . .
1. 99th Ohio Infantry. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. 99th 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. 99th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry (1862 - 1864). This is a link to information provided by the Ohio Civil War Central web site. (Submitted on July 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. 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 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
99th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. 99th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historic marker, looking north along South Crest Road, behind the guard rail, near the sharp bend in the roadway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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