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

Illinois State Monument

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
1. Illinois State Monument
View of Illinois Monument.
Inscription. North Side of Monument

The Commands Inscribed on This Monument Were Engaged in the Assault on Missionary Ridge, November 25th, 1863.

Willich's Brigade:

25th Infantry,
Col. Richard N. Nodine,
Loss 67;

35th Infantry,
Lieut. Col. William P. Chandler,
Loss 54;

89th Infantry,
Lieut. Col. William D. Williams,
Loss 34.

Wagner's Brigade:

100th Infantry,
Maj. Chas. M. Hammond,
Loss 32.

Grose's Brigade:

59th Infantry,
Maj. Clayton Hale,
Loss 18;

75th Infantry,
Col. John E. Bennett,
Loss 2;

84th Infantry,
Col. Louis H. Waters,
Loss 4.


West Side of Monument

Sherman's Brigade:

44th Infantry,
Col. Wallace W. Barrett,
Loss 21:

88th Infantry,
Lieut. Col. Geo. W. Chandler,
Loss 51;

36th Infantry,
Col. Silas Miller,
(Comdng. Demi Brigade)
Lieut. Col. Porter C. Olson,
Loss 29:

73rd Infantry,
Col. James F. Jaquess,
Loss 27:

74th Infantry,
Col. Jason Marsh,
Loss 49.

Harker's Brigade

27th Infantry,
Col. Jonathan R. Miles,
Loss 78;

22nd
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
2. Illinois State Monument
Close-up view of the east side of the historical marker.
Infantry,
Lieut. Col. Francis Swanwick,
Loss 18;

42nd Infantry,
Col. Nathan H. Walworth,
(Comdng. Demi Brigade)
Capt. Edgar D. Swain.
Loss 51;

51st Infantry,
Charles W. Davis, (wounded)
Capt. Albert M. Tilton,
Loss 15;

79th Infantry,
Col. Allen Buckner,
Loss 7.


South Side of Monument

Carlin's Brigade:

104th Infantry,
Lieut. Col. Douglas Hapeman,
Loss 21.

Wood's Brigade:
(Osterhaus Div.)

13th Infantry,
Lieut. Col. Frederick W. Partridge,
Capt. Geo. P. Brown,
Loss 63.

Moore's Brigade:

19th Infantry,
Lieut. Col. Alexander W. Raffen,
Loss 26.


 
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT145-46.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Bragg Reservation marker series.
 
Location. 35° 1.185′ N, 85° 15.788′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road south of East Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker (monument) is located on Missionary
Illinois State Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
3. Illinois State Monument
Close-up view of the north side of the historical marker.
Ridge, in the Bragg Reservation. Once you have entered the Bragg Reservation you will find this historical marker on the west side of the parking area on the old Ridge Road that runs through the Bragg Reservation. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the, “Marker located on Missionary Ridge at Bragg Reservation/1934 Map 136”. 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. Cobb's Kentucky Battery (a few steps from this marker); 51st Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 97th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 79th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Missionary Ridge (within shouting distance of this marker); 125th Ohio Infantry. (within shouting distance of this marker); 22nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Harker's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. Robert A. Bulland was the Architect in charge of designing this monument. The monument was erect in 1899 and it was restored in 1988. The monument is 21' by 21' at the base
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
4. Illinois State Monument
Close-up view of the west side of the historical marker.
and is 80' high. The monument consists of a composite column on a pedestal of rock-faced masonry. Four bronze figures of soldiers at base, and a bronze figure of Peace holding a wreath atop the column.
 
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 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
5. Illinois State Monument
Close up view of the south side of the historical marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
6. Illinois State Monument
View of the northwest corner of the historical marker which is located on the western crest of Missionary Ridge.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
7. Illinois State Monument
A view looking northwest of the historical marker on the right and the western crest of Missionary Ridge on the left.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
8. Illinois State Monument
View looking north along the old Ridge Road that use to run through the Bragg Reservation, with the Interstate 24 cut through Missionary Ridge seen off in the distance and the southeast corner of the historical marker seen in the left foreground.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
9. Illinois State Monument
Another view, from further south on the road, looking north along the old Ridge Road (that has been blocked off for vehicle traffic) that runs through the Bragg Reservation, with the historical marker seen off in the distance on the left side of the road.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
10. Illinois State Monument
View of where the old Ridge Road enters the Bragg Reservation with a distant view of the historical marker in the distant center of the picture.
Bragg Reservation Sign image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
11. Bragg Reservation Sign
This historical marker is located in the Bragg Reservation on Missionary Ridge.
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By Dale K. Benington, December 7, 2013
12. Illinois State Monument
View of the historical monument with members of the Blue & Gray Education Society's, Walking Tour of the Missionary Ridge Battlefield, seen standing very near the south side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, December 7, 2013
13. Illinois State Monument
View looking north, of the historical monument with members of the Blue & Gray Education Society's, Walking Tour of the Missionary Ridge Battlefield, seen standing very near the south side of the monument, with a distant view of the bridge that spans the I-24 cut through Missionary Ridge.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
14. Illinois State Monument
View of the monument looking south.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
15. Illinois State Monument
View of the monument looking north.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 701 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on March 21, 2015, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on December 13, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   12, 13. submitted on December 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   14, 15. submitted on May 7, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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