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

54th Ohio Infantry

Lightburn's Brigade

 

—Maj. Robert Williams, Jr. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
1. 54th Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.
54th Ohio Infantry
Lightburn's Brigade

Maj. Robert Williams, Jr.
Nov. 25, 1863.

This regiment crossed the Tennessee River in the afternoon of the 25th, and was held in reserve.

 
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-291.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Sherman Reservation marker series.
 
Location. 35° 4.258′ N, 85° 14.315′ 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, up on the hill called the "Sherman Heights," and is situated along a trail that goes off into the woods from the east side of the clearing on the top of the "Sherman Heights". According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Bronze Tablet Marker is located on Missionary Ridge in the Sherman Reservation/1934 Map 52-28". 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. 47th Ohio Infantry (a few steps
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By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
2. 54th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historic marker in the woods off to the left (east) of the clearing at the top of the hill where the main body of Union troops were positioned.
from this marker); 30th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); 37th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Ewing's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Lowrey's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Lightburn's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Earthworks (within shouting distance of this marker); 70th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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
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By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
3. 54th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historic marker looking west through the woods and up the slope towards the summit of the hill.
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 the "Sherman Heights."

According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “3' x 2' bronze inscription tablet with decorative border mounted on low marble pedestal. Describes the unit's activities on November 25, 1863.”

Also, according to the National Park Service, the "Bronze tablet removed during attempted theft in 2001," and then, "Rehabilitated in 2012."
 
Also see . . .
1. 54th Ohio Infantry. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. 54th Ohio Infantry. This is a link to information compiled by Larry Stevens. (Submitted on August 8, 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
 
54th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
4. 54th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historic marker looking east, along the obscure trail, leading down the east side of the "Sherman Heights," towards several additional markers situated in the woods along the pathway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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