Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
19th Illinois Infantry
This regiment formed the extreme left of Jonson's Division, 14th A.C. and gained the crest of the ridge at this point. Their colors being the first over the Confederate works south of Bragg's Headquarters.
This Monument erected by the surviving members of the regiment and friends in memory of the brave comrades who fell during the war.
[Front - Bottom of Marker]:
Z. R. Winslow
Alva H. Mansur
H. S. Dietrich
[Back - Top of Marker]:
The first Union Flag was placed on the Confederate Works by Capt. D. F. Bremner followed by Private John Brosnahan of Co. E., bearing the State Colors after the following Color Bearers had been killed or wounded in the order named:
Serg't George Steel, Co. E., wounded.
Private Patrick McDonnell, Co. K., wounded
Capt. D. F. Bremner, Co. E., wounded.
[Back - Bottom of Marker]:
Johnson's Division, 14th A.C.
Lieut. Col. Alex. W. Raffen, Commdg., - Major Jas. V. Guthrie,
Adjutant, Lester G. Bancs, - Surgeon, Roswell G. Bogue,
R.Q.M., Robt. W. Wetherell, - Asst. Surgeon Chas. F. Little.
Co. A. Capt.
1st Lieut., C. T. Wharton,
2nd Lieut., T. M. Beatty.
Co. B. Capt., A. Murchison,
1st Lieut., W. Jackson,
2nd Lieut., J. T. Thornton.
Co. C. 1st Lieut., W. L. Wood,
2nd Lieut., C. E. Keith.
Co. D. Capt., W. Calhoun,
1st Lieut., O. E. Eames.
Co. E. Capt., D. F. Bremner,
1st Lieut., J. Young,
2nd Lieut., J. W. Raffen.
Co. F. Capt., J. G. Campbell,
1st Lieut., S. L. Hamilton.
Co. H. 1st Lieut., J. Dedrick.
Co. I. Capt., J. Longhorn,
1st Lieut. W. Quinton,
2nd Lieut., D. B. Morehouse.
Co. K. Capt. P. N. Guthrie,
1st Lieut., C. V. Lamberson,
2nd Lieut., V. B. Ball.
Erected 1897 by the surviving members of the regiment and friends. (Marker Number MT-153.)
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° 1.044′ N, 85° 15.932′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road south of South Crest Place, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is a short distance south of the Bragg Reservation,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 19th Illinois Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Adams' Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Johnson's Division, Left of Assault (a few steps from this marker); 69th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 74th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sherman's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 11th Michigan Infantry (about 600 feet away); 88th Illinois Infantry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. According to the description provided by National Park Service, the monument is, “6' x 3' x 8'6" monument features a rock-faced double step base, a rectangular shaft that frames a bronze bas relief of a battle scene and a curved-top capstone that incorporates a bronze plaque and acorn in relief."
Regarding 19th Illinois Infantry.
When discussing Battlefield Monuments, the National Park Service offers this special insight: "Of special interest are bronze bas-relief plaques attached to many monuments. These depict battle scenes based on veterans' eyewitness accounts. Because there are no photographs of the fighting, these plaques are among the best visual records of the battles."
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 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on December 8, 2015, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on August 28, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.