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15th United States Infantry

Major J. R. Edie, Commanding

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
1. 15th United States Infantry Marker
Inscription.
15th U.S. Infantry.

Major J.R. Edie, Commanding.

1st Battalion,

Captain Henry Keteltas.

2nd Battalion,

Captain William S. McManus.


November 25, 1863.

4 men killed: 11 men wounded.

 
Erected by the United States Government. (Marker Number MT-333.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Missionary Ridge, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 0.846′ N, 85° 16.046′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road south of East View Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the western side of the roadway, some distance south of the Bragg Reservation, on South Crest Road between the intersections of East View Drive and South Crest Drive. 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. Stewart's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Division (within shouting
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
2. 15th United States Infantry Marker
View of the marker looking north along South Crest Road.
distance of this marker); 18th United States Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 88th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); 16th and 19th United States Infantry (about 500 feet away); Strahl's Brigade. (about 600 feet away); Strahl's Brigade (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. With regards to the date that this marker was erected, the NMP historian, Jim Ogden, states the following: "Records [for this marker] are pretty sparse.... For those [records] for the Regular units, there too seems to be little trace of them in the records. But, we do have the design drawing for them and it is dated 1906. They are not referenced in the NMP Annual Report for FY 1906 nor in that for FY 1911. Unfortunately, the annual reports for FY 1907-1910 inclusive are missing." Jim Ogden goes on to conclude that the date that this marker was erected was, "1907-1910 probably."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
3. 15th United States Infantry Marker
View of the marker looking south along South Crest Road.
15th United States Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
4. 15th United States Infantry Marker
View of the marker on the western crest of Missionary Ridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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