Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
24th Wisconsin Infantry
1st Brigade - 2nd Division
—4th Corps. —
Nov. 25th, 1863,
Erected 1895 by State of Wisconsin. (Marker Number MT-338A.)
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° 1.124′ N, 85° 15.847′ 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. In order to view this historical marker one must find a way to get to the crest of Missionary Ridge. The options to use in ascending Missionary Ridge are limited and difficult to locate if you are not familiar with the area. From downtown Chattanooga, I drove east to Missionary Ridge on Main Street, and using Main Street took me to the top of Missionary Ridge. Once at the top of Missionary Ridge I needed to make two right turns to get on South Crest Street and then go only a slight distance south to reach the Bragg Reservation, and then just beyond the entrance to the National Military Park, on the left (east) side
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medal of Honor Heritage Trail (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Medal of Honor Heritage Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawson's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Medal of Honor Heritage Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Missionary Ridge School (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherman's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 is a, “3' x 1' x 4', this rock-faced, single-piece granite marker has "Wisconsin" in raised letters on its top and an inscription
Regarding 24th Wisconsin Infantry. According to the regimental history provided by the Second Wisconsin web site; "During the following siege of Chattanooga, the 24th, under the command of Major Carl von Baumbach, and the brigade under the command of Colonel Sherman of the 88th Illinois, took part in the famous charge up Missionary Ridge. Advancing at the double quick, the 24th, along with the rest of the brigade, succeeded in taking the first set of rifle pits from the enemy. They then continued the ascent up Missionary Ridge, taking advantage of the rough ground, and finally pushed the enemy from their works, routing and scattering them in all directions. Adjutant Arthur Macarthur later received the Medal of Honor for carrying the colors of the 24th and planting them on top of the enemy's works at a crucial time in the battle. He receives special mention in Baumbach's report. The 24th lost 4 men killed and 33 men wounded, for a total of 37."
Also see . . .
1. 24th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on June 10, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Arthur MacArthur's Flag. This is a link to information provided by a website entitled, "Home of Heroes." (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 648 times since then and 87 times this year. Last updated on April 15, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.