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

38th Ohio Infantry

Phelp's Brigade

 

—Baird's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
1. 38th Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.
38th Ohio Infantry.
Phelp's Brigade, Baird's Division, 14th Corps.

Major Charles Greenwood,
November 25, 1863.

During the forenoon of the 25th the Division was sent to Tunnel Hill to the support of General Sherman.

It returned in the afternoon, and became the left of the line for assaulting Missionary Ridge. The 38th held the extreme left of the storming line with the 14th Ohio in its rear, forming the extreme left of the second line.

Both regiments reached the crest simultaneously, the 38th at this point. The line became at once engaged with troops which had been forced to the left. The next day it joined the pursuit, reaching Ringgold the 27th.

On the 28th it helped destroy the railroad for some distance beyond. Casualties: killed, 2 officers, 7 men; wounded, 3 officers, 34 men; total, 46.
 
Erected 1908 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-283.)
 
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° 3.014′ N, 85° 15.11′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga
38th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
2. 38th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the marker looking north along North Crest Road.
, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road north of Crest Terrace Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker (tablet) is located on the western crest of Missionary Ridge, just north of the Phelp's Monument, and in-between where Crest Terrace Drive intersects with North Crest Road to the north and where Crest Terrace Drive intersects with North Crest Road to the south. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, this marker is a “Bronze tablet located on Missinary Ridge at 316 North Crest Road, 1934 Map 73". Marker is at or near this postal address: 316 N. Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 14th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); E. H. Phelps Memorial Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); Phelps' Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cheatham's Division. (about 700 feet away); McCants' Florida Battery. (about 800 feet away); Moore's Brigade (about 800 feet away); Hindman's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away). 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 marker
38th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
3. 38th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the marker looking southwest over the Tennessee River Valley.
is, “3' x 2' bronze inscription tablet with decorative border mounted on low marble pedestal. Describes the unit's activities on November 25, 1863. ”
 
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
 
38th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
4. 38th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the marker, looking south along North Crest Road, with a very distant view of Lookout Mountain in the left background.
38th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
5. 38th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the marker on the western crest of Missionary Ridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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