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

1st Ohio Sharpshooters

Headquarters of General George H. Thomas

 
 
1st Ohio Sharpshooters. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
1. 1st Ohio Sharpshooters. Marker
Inscription.
1st Ohio Sharpshooters.
Headquarters Gen. George H. Thomas.

Capt. Gershom M. Barber.
Nov. 23, 1863.

This command served at the Headquarters of the Army of the Cumberland.
It was composed of the Fifth Independent Company, Lieut. William N. Watson; the Sixth Independent Company, Lieut. James H. Reed; and the Seventh Independent Company, Capt. Watson C. Squire.
 
Erected 1908 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-258.)
 
Location. 35° 1.694′ N, 85° 15.48′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road 0.1 miles from Ridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located on Missionary Ridge, along South Crest Road, in the Ohio Reservation. This particular historical marker is in the row of markers that line the right (north) side property line of the Ohio Reservation. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Missionary Ridge - Ohio Reservation/1934 Map 124-15”. 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. 10th Ohio Cavalry (here, next to this marker);
1st Ohio Sharpshooters. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
2. 1st Ohio Sharpshooters. Marker
View looking east of the historical marker at it's location on the right (north) side of the Ohio Reservation, about some 200 feet west of South Crest Road.
18th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 10th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 4th Ohio Cavalry (Battalion) (here, next to this marker); 3d Ohio Cavalry (here, next to this marker); 21st Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 1st Ohio Cavalry (here, next to this marker); 74th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “Bronze inscription tablet with decorative border mounted on low marble pedestal. Describes unit's activities during Battle of Missionary Ridge.”
 
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 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
1st Ohio Sharpshooters. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
3. 1st Ohio Sharpshooters. Marker
View looking west of the historical marker at the western end of the series of historical markers located along the northern edge of the Ohio Reservation.
1st Ohio Sharpshooters. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
4. 1st Ohio Sharpshooters. Marker
View of the Ohio Reservation sign, erected by the National Park Service on Missionary Ridge, with the featured historical marker being located to the right of this sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on March 18, 2015, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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