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

19th Illinois Infantry

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
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Inscription. [Front - Top of Marker]:

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]:

John Young
Z. R. Winslow
Alva H. Mansur
H. S. Dietrich
Committee.

[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:
Corp. William Patterson, Co. E., killed.
Serg't George Steel, Co. E., wounded.
Private Patrick McDonnell, Co. K., wounded
Capt. D. F. Bremner, Co. E., wounded.

[Back - Bottom of Marker]:

19th Illinois Infty.
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.
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Close-up view of the text on the top-front of the historical monument.
J.R. Hayden,
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.)
 
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, on the western crest of Missionary Ridge, on a rise in front of the residence at 212 South Crest Road. According to the location provided by National Park Service, the monument is, “Monument
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
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Close-up view of the text on the bottom-front of the historical monument.
located on Missionary Ridge at 212 South Crest Road/1934 Map 145.". Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 South Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
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 (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. It should be noted that this monument displays a bronze bas-relief artwork, that depicts the combat action that this regiment saw from this position.

When
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View of the backside of the monument
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
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
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Close-up view of the text on the back-top side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
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Close-up view of the text on the back-bottom side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
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Close-up view of the bronze sculpting of the battle scene on the crest of Missionary Ridge involving the 19th Illinois, that is seen on the front side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
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Close-up of the lower right hand corner of the sculpting revealing the name of the company where the bronze battle scene on the monument was made - "cast by American Bronze Co., Grand Crossing."
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
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Close-up of the lower left hand corner of the sculpting revealing the name of the artist who made the bronze battle scene on the monument - "Julia M. Bracken Sc,1897."
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
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View of the historical monument as seen from street level, in front of a residence, on the western crest of Missionary Ridge.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
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Another view of the historical monument as seen from street level, showing the stairway that leads up to both the monument and the walkway to the front of the residence.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
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View of the historical marker at the head of the stairway.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
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Another view of the historical monument from street level, looking northeast.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
14. 19th Illinois Infantry Monument
 
 
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 616 times since then and 46 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.
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