Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
37th Ohio Infantry
—Morgan L. Smith's Division —
Light burn's Brigade
Lieutenant Colonel Louis Von Blessingh
November 25, 1863
Killed 5 ............ Wounded 33
Erected 1908 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-282.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Sherman Reservation marker series.
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 35° 4.256′ N, 85° 14.295′ W. Marker was in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker was on North Crest Road near Lightfoot Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historic marker is located in the Sherman Reservation, up on the hill called the "Sherman Heights" According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Sherman Reservation/1934 Map 52-26". Marker was 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 location. 30th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); 47th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 54th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lowrey's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Ewing's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Lightburn's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Earthworks (about 300 feet away); 70th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. Because of its location in the Sherman Reservation it cannot be reached by car and can only be reached by foot. I would suggest parking your car in the provided parking area on Lightfoot Mill Road and then walking north on North Crest Road. You will reach a spot on this road where there is a locked gate barring further vehicle traffic on the road, but not foot traffic. Continue to walk all the way to the end of North Crest Road. Once there you will see a pathway that goes from the end of the road to the center of the gorge that separates "Tunnel Hill" to your south and "Sherman Heights" to your north. This historic marker is to the north on the "Sherman Heights."
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is a, “Bronze inscription tablet with decorative border mounted on low marble pedestal. Describes the unit's activities on November 25, 1863.”
Also according to the National Park Service, this, "Bronze tablet stolen in 1994."
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 September 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 47 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on September 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.