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

Cheatham's Division

 
 
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1. Marker is Missing
Inscription.
Left of
Cheatham's Division

 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-348.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 35° 2.854′ N, 85° 15.151′ W. Marker was in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker was on North Crest Road north of Cabin Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the western crest of Missionary Ridge, between the DeLong Reservation and the Phelps Monument, on residential property, on the north side of a driveway that is next to a nearby street. Marker was at or near this postal address: 270 North Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Hindman's Division (a few steps from this marker); McCants' Florida Battery. (within shouting distance of this marker); Cheatham's Division. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 9th Ohio Infantry. (about 400 feet away); Vaughan's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Scott's Tennessee Battery
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By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
2. Cheatham's Division Marker
This historic marker should be located on the sidewalk, in front of the stone column, on the far side of the driveway. The marker seen in the foreground is for the "Right of Hindman's Division."
(about 600 feet away); Van Derveer's Brigade. (about 600 feet away); 35th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Regarding Cheatham's Division. I recently noticed that on the Blog entitled "Battlefield Wanders" the following comment was made on March 11, 2008, in a discussion concerning the viewing of markers up on Missionary Ridge in general, and of this marker in particular: "One of my favorite oddities is this house. The two markers on either side of the driveway are for the right of Hindman's Division and the left of Cheatham's Division. I'd love to live here, then I'd tell people that I live at the junction of Hindman's and Cheatham's Divisions. Non Civil War people might never find the house but my friends would know in an instant, or at least need to consult a book before, finding my house."

Unfortunately, when visiting the site of this marker on July 17, 2012, I found that it was missing. Then, during a second visit on July 31, 2012, I noted that the post for this marker had been broken off, right at the surface level of the sidewalk that it had been posted in.
 
Related markers.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
3. Cheatham's Division Marker
Close-up view of where the historic marker should be located, in front of the stone column, next to the residential driveway.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Cheatham's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
4. Cheatham's Division Marker
Close-up overhead view, looking down at the broken off, "X" shaped pole post, that mounted the missing historic marker.
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By Dale K. Benington
5. Cheatham's Division Marker
View of what the historic marker site looked like "before" the marker turned up missing. This picture belongs to Nick Kurtz and comes from his March 11, 2008 posting on his "Battlefield Wanderings" blog.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
6. Cheatham's Division Marker
View of what the historic marker site currently looks like, "after" the marker turned up missing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 7, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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