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

80th Ohio Infantry

Raum's Brig., J.E. Smith's Div., 17th Corps.

 

—Lieut. Col. Pren Metham. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. 80th Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.
80th Ohio Infantry
Raum's Brig., J.E. Smith's Div., 17th Corps.

Lieut. Col. Pren Metham.
Nov. 25, 1863.

This regiment fought its way to this position in support of the lines of Matthies' Brigade.

After severe fighting, being vigorously attacked on its front and right flank, and its lines being enfiladed by a force advancing from the tunnel, it was forced from the hill.

Casualties: Killed, 2 Officers, 13 Men; Wounded, 33 Men; Missing, 2 Officers, 8 Men; Total 58.
 
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-304.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Sherman Reservation marker series.
 
Location. 35° 4.188′ N, 85° 14.393′ 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 (tablet) is located in the Sherman Reservation, at the base of the gorge between the Confederate positions on "Tunnel Hill" and the Union positions on the "Sherman Heights." According to the location information provided by the National
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. 80th Ohio Infantry Marker
View, looking south, of the historic marker, and a distant view of the location of the Confederate positions on "Tunnel Hill."
Park Service, this tablet is located at, “Missionary Ridge Battlefield - Sherman Reservation/1934 Map 52-18.". 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. 56th Illinois Infantry Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Raum's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 46th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery D, 1st Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 103rd Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); Iowa State Monument (about 300 feet away); 40th Illinois 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
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. 80th Ohio Infantry Marker
View, looking north, of the historic marker, and a distant view of the location of the Union positions on the "Sherman Heights."
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 located near the base of this gorge.

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 during the Battle of Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863."

Also, according to the National Park Service, the "Bronze tablet stolen May or June 2001," and then, "Tablet was recast and installed in 2012."
 
Also see . . .
1. 80th Ohio Infantry. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. 80th Ohio Infantry. This is a link to information compiled by Larry Stevens. (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 80th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. This is a link to the resource page and meeting place for descendants of soldiers who served in the 80th O.V.I. (Submitted on July 27, 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 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
80th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. 80th Ohio Infantry Marker
A distant view looking south of the historic marker at the base of the gorge between "Tunnel Hill" and the "Sherman Heights."
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By Dale K. Benington, December 6, 2013
5. 80th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker, looking south, in the direction of the Confederate position at the top of "Tunnel Hill."
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By Dale K. Benington, December 6, 2013
6. 80th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker, with several members of the Blue & Gray Education Society's, Walking Tour of the Missionary Ridge Battlefield, seen walking up the slope of "Tunnel Hill," in the direction of the Confederate defensive works.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 27, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5, 6. submitted on December 11, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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