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

46th Ohio Infantry

Corse's Brigade

 

H. Ewing's Division

 
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By Dale K. Benington, December 6, 2013
1. 46th Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.
46th Ohio Infantry
Corse's Brigade, H. Ewing's Division, 15th Corps.

Colonel Charles C. Walcutt.
November 25, 1863.

This Regiment with its Brigade moved down the slope of the hill next north of this position early in the morning of the 25th, being exposed to a plunging fire of artillery and musketry.

Reaching the crest it charged upon the works in front of this position, finally withdrawing to the edge of the crest in the rear from which it continued to fight until withdrawn toward the close of the afternoon.

Casualties: killed 1 officer, 3 men; wounded, 4 officers, 31 men; missing, 1 man; total 41.
 
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-285.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Sherman Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 4.216′ N, 85° 14.386′ 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,
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By Dale K. Benington, December 6, 2013
2. 46th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker, situated near the west crest of the hill, in the Sherman Reservation.
up on the hill called the "Sherman Heights," and is situated a short distance below the Iowa monument, near the west crest of the hill. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, this marker is located at, “Missionary Ridge Battlefield - Sherman Reservation/1934 Map 52-19". Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iowa State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 103rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 40th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Corse's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 80th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 30th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 56th Illinois Infantry Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). 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
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By Dale K. Benington, December 6, 2013
3. 46th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker, situated a short distance up the slope of the "Sherman Heights," near the west crest of the hill, looking south, in the direction of the Confederate position, up on the top of "Tunnel Hill."
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 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 "Sherman Heights."

According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “Bronze inscription tablet with decorative border mounted on low marble pedestal. Describes the unit's activities during the Battle of Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863.”

Also, according to the National Park Service, the "Bronze plaque stolen in 1994," and then, "Tablet recast and installed 2012."
 
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 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
46th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 6, 2013
4. 46th Ohio Infantry Marker
Another, more distant, view of the historical marker, situated a short distance up the slope of the "Sherman Heights," near the west crest of the hill, looking south, in the direction of the Confederate position, up on the top of "Tunnel Hill."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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