Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Illinois State Monument
engaged in campaign, but not in
the assault on Missionary Ridge,
November 25th, 1863.
Col. John Tillson;
Lieut. Col. James B. Cahill;
Col. Wm. B. Anderson.
Col. Geza Mihalotzy.
J. Beatty's Brigade:
Lieut. Col. Oscar Van Tassell;
Lieut. Col. Carter Van Vleck.
Hecker's S. Brigade:
Capt. James Neville;
Lieut. Col. Edward S. Salomon.
Daniel McCook's Brigade:
Col. Caleb J. Dillworth;
Lieut. Col. David W. Magee;
Lieut. Col. E. Hibbard Topping;
Col. Oscar F. Harmon.
[Text on North Side of Monument]
Col. Thomas E. Champion,
Maj. Geo. Hicks;
Col. Jesse H. Moore.
Col. Chas. H. Fox.
92nd Infantry, (mounted)
Col. Smith D. Atkins,
Co. "E" detached,
Escort to Gen. Cruft;
Lieut. Col. Jonathan Biggs.
98th Infantry (mounted)
Lieut. Col. Edward Kitchell.
Capt. Chester K. Knight;
Capt. Wm. C. Harris.
Co. "K" 15th Cavalry:
Capt. Samuel B. Sherer,
Escort to Gen. Hooker.
1st Ills. Light Battery "M" Capt.Geo. W. Spencer,
1st Ills. Light Battery (Bridges' Battery.) Capt. Lyman Bridges,
1st Ills. Light Battery "C" Capt. Mark H. Prescott,
2nd Ills. Light Battery "I" Lieut. Henry B. Plant,
1st Ills. Light Battery "A" Capt. Peter P. Wood,
1st Ills. Light Battery "B" Capt. Israel P. Rumsey,
1st Ills. Light Battery "F" Capt. John T. Cheney,
1st Ills. Light Battery "I" Lieut. Josiah H. Burton,
Cogswell's Battery, Capt. William Cogswell,
Chicago Board of Trade Battery, Lieut. G. J. Robinson.
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT147-48.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Orchard Knob Reservation marker series.
Location. 35° 2.377′ N, 85° 16.431′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Orchard Knob Avenue north of Ivy Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical monument is located in the middle of a residential neighborhood, in the city of Chattanooga, a little less than a mile west of Missionary Ridge. It is situated on the crest of the Orchard Knob Reservation, National Military Park and is positioned at the end of the pathway that leads to the crest of the hill from the park entrance at the corner of Ivy Street and Orchard Knob Avenue. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the “Monument located on Orchard Knob Reservation/1934 Map 32-11.". 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 Confederate Casualties (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Chattanooga. (a few steps from this marker); Field Headquarters of the Union Armies (a few steps from this marker); The State of Maryland (a few steps from this marker); Union Casualties (a few steps from this marker); Bridges' Battery, Illinois Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Willich's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Fourth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. George Craig was the Architect in charge of designing this monument. The monument was erect in 1899 and it was restored in 1990. The monument is 11' square at the base and 50' tall, the Quincy granite monument has a base in the form of a triumphal arch with paired columns at the corners, surmounted by a single column which supports a brass statue of a Union private holding a flag.
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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