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

16th and 19th United States Infantry

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
1. 16th and 19th United States Infantry Marker
Inscription.
16th and 19th U.S. Infantry.
Capt. R.E.A. Crofton, Commanding.
16th Infantry,
Capt. W. J. Slidell.
Capt. Henry S. Welton.

Nov. 25, 1863.
1 Officer and 2 Men Killed;
10 Men Wounded; 1 Man Missing.

 
Erected by the United States Government. (Marker Number MT-334.)
 
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. 35° 0.931′ N, 85° 16.008′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road north of East View Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historic marker is located along the western side of the roadway, on the western crest of Missionary Ridge. 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. Stoughton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th United States Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured
16th and 19th United States Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
2. 16th and 19th United States Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker on the western crest of Missionary Ridge.
in a direct line); Stewart's Division (about 400 feet away); 15th United States Infantry (about 500 feet away); 69th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); Johnson's Division (about 700 feet away); 19th Illinois Infantry Regiment (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. With regards to the date that this marker was erected, the NMP historian, Jim Ogden, states the following: "Records [for this marker] are pretty sparse.... For those [records] for the Regular units, there too seems to be little trace of them in the records. But, we do have the design drawing for them and it is dated 1906. They are not referenced in the NMP Annual Report for FY 1906 nor in that for FY 1911. Unfortunately, the annual reports for FY 1907-1910 inclusive are missing." Jim Ogden goes on to conclude that the date that this marker was erected was, "1907-1910 probably."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
16th and 19th United States Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
3. 16th and 19th United States Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker, looking north along South Crest Road.
16th and 19th United States Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
4. 16th and 19th United States Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker, looking south along South Crest Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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