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

40th Illinois Infantry

2nd Brigade - 4th Division

 

15th Corps

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. 40th Illinois Marker
View of the front of the historic marker.
Inscription. [Front Side]:

Illinois
40th Infantry,
2nd Brigade - Corse,
4th Division - Ewing,
15th Army Corps - Blair.

[Back Side]:

The metal plaque is missing

 
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-160.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Sherman Reservation marker series.
 
Location. 35° 4.239′ N, 85° 14.389′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from North Crest Road north of Lightfoot Mill Road. Touch for map. This historic marker is located in the Sherman Reservation, up on the hill called the "Sherman Heights," due west of the Iowa monument. According to the location provided by National Park Service, the, “Monument located in the Sherman Reservation on Missionary Ridge, map site #52-21.". 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. 6th Missouri Infantry (here, next to this marker); Iowa State Monument (a few steps from this marker); Corse's Brigade
40th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. 40th Illinois Marker
View of the back side of the historic marker, showing the location of the missing metal plaque in the middle of the marker.
(a few steps from this marker); 103rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 46th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lightburn's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th U.S. Missouri Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 6th U.S. Missouri Infantry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. Because of its location in the Sherman Reservation it cannot be reached by car and can only be reached by foot. I would suggest parking your car in the provided parking area on Lightfoot Mill Road and then walking north on North Crest Road. You will reach a spot on this road where there is a locked gate barring further vehicle traffic on the road, but not foot traffic. Continue to walk all the way to the end of North Crest Road. Once there you will see a pathway that goes from the end of the road to the center of the gorge that separates "Tunnel Hill" to your south and "Sherman Heights" to your north. This historic marker is to the north on "Sherman Heights."

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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. 40th Illinois Marker
View, looking north, of the historic marker, situated to the left (west) of the Iowa Monument.
to the description provided by National Park Service, the monument is, “7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" high rock-faced granite monument consisting of rectangular block with an inscribed polished front on rectangular base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's participation in Battle of Missionary Ridge."
 
Also see . . .
1. 40th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 25, 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 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
40th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. 40th Illinois Marker
View looking eastward from the historic marker of the Iowa Monument.
40th Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
5. 40th Illinois Marker
View looking southward from "Sherman Heights" towards the Confederate positions on "Tunnel Hill." The featured historic marker is to the right (west) of the Iowa Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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