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

96th Illinois Infantry

2nd Brigade - Whitaker

 

1st Division - Cruft.

 
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By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
1. 96th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the front of the historical monument.
Inscription. Front side of Marker:

Illinois
96th Infantry.
2nd Brigade - Whitaker.
1st Division - Cruft.
4th Army Corps - Granger.

Back side of Marker:

Commanded By
Col.-Thomas E. Champion

With its Brigade, temporarily attached to
Geary's Division, among the first troops
to occupy the crest of Lookout Mountain
where they remained during
November 25th, 1863.

Loss 15.

 
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-180.)
 
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° 0.782′ N, 85° 20.561′ 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
96th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
2. 96th Illinois Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the historical monument.
runs from the Cravens' House, up the slope of the ridge, to Point Park on the summit of Lookout Mountain. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “This monument is located on the Lookout Mountain Battlefield at the Cravens Reservation. (1934 map site #300)". 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. 28th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 5th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 29th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 59th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 147th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Candy's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 13th Illinois Infantry Monument (a few steps from this marker); Whitaker's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “ 7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" high 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
96th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
3. 96th Illinois Infantry Marker
A distant view of the historical monument, seen in the far background, directly behind the "No Trail Here" marker.
position during Battle of Lookout Mountain.”
 
Also see . . .  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 25, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
96th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
4. 96th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the historical monument in the distant background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 13, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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