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Near Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

59th Illinois Infantry

3rd Brigade - Grose.

 

1st Division - Cruft.

 
59th Illinois Infantry. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
1. 59th Illinois Infantry. Marker
View of the front side of the historic marker.
Inscription. Front side of the Marker:

Illinois
59th Infantry.
3rd Brigade - Grose.
1st Division - Cruft.
4th Army Corps - Granger.

Back side of the Marker:

Commanded by
Major Clayton Hale

With Geary's Division near Cravens' House
from 3 until 6:30 P.M. November 24th.
Moves to Missionary Ridge via Rossville
on the morning of November 25th, 1863.

Loss 18.

 
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-166.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Lookout Mountain, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 24, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 0.785′ N, 85° 20.553′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Shingle Road north of Military Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the grounds of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, just north of the grounds of the Cravens' House, in a small cluster of markers and monuments, along a park hiking trail that runs from the Cravens'
59th Illinois Infantry. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
2. 59th Illinois Infantry. Marker
Close-up view of the text from the back side of the historical marker.
House, up the slope of the ridge, to Point Park on the summit of Lookout Mountain. According to the location provided by National Park Service, “This monument is located on the Lookout Mountain Battlefield at the Cravens Reservation. (1934 map site #306)". Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 147th Pennsylvania Infantry (here, next to this marker); 29th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 5th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); Candy's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 13th Illinois Infantry Monument (a few steps from this marker); 28th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 96th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Carlin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
More about this marker. According to the description provided by National Park Service, the monument is, “7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" rock-faced granite monument consisting of rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on rectangular base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position during Battle of Lookout Mountain."
 
Also see . . .
59th Illinois Infantry. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
3. 59th Illinois Infantry. Marker
View looking northwest of the historical marker in the foreground and the park hiking trail, on the slope of Lookout Mountain, in the background.
 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 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
59th Illinois Infantry. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
4. 59th Illinois Infantry. Marker
View of the historical marker, just to the right of the 147th Pennsylvania Infantry monument.
59th Illinois Infantry. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
5. 59th Illinois Infantry. Marker
A distant view, looking west along the park hiking trail, of the historical marker, just to the right of the 147th Pennsylvania Infantry monument.
59th Illinois Infantry. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
6. 59th Illinois Infantry. Marker
A distant view of the historical marker (seen on extreme left side of the picture), looking north, down the slope of the ridge, at some of the additional markers and monuments that are part of this site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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