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Near Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

New York

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
1. New York Marker
Inscription. (East Side):
To Ireland's (formerly Greene's) Brigade, Geary's Division, Slocum's Corps, Hooker's command, 11th and 12th Corps, Army of the Potomac, in the Battle of Lookout Mountain, November 24, 1863.
60th New York Infantry
Col. Abel Godard

78th New York Infantry
Lt. Col. H. Von Hammerstein

102nd New York Infantry
Col. James C. Lane

137th New York Infantry
Capt. Milo B. Eldredge

149th New York Infantry
Col. Henry A. Barnum
Lt. Col. Charles B. Randall

(North Side):
Effective Force of Brigade
47 Officers 728 Enlisted Men

CASUALTIES
60th New York - Killed 5 enlisted men
Wounded 4 officers, 24 enlisted men

102nd New York - Killed 1 officer,
Wounded 1 officer, 3 enlisted men

137th New York - Killed 1 officer, 4 enlisted men
Wounded 17 enlisted men

149th New York - Killed 8 enlisted men
Wounded 7 officers, 46 enlisted men
Total Loss, 121

OFFICERS KILLED
Maj. Gilbert M. Elliott, 102nd N.Y. - Lt. Geo. C. Owen, 137th N.Y.

OFFICERS WOUNDED
60th New York Infantry
Maj. Winslow M. Thomas
Capt. Percy S. Sinclair
Lt. Thomas Hobart
Lt. John C. Wilson

102nd New York Infantry
Lt.-Col. Robert Avery

149th New York Infantry
Col.
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By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
2. New York Marker
Henry A. Barnum
Capt. Oliver T. May
Capt. Park Wheeler
Capt. Eben G. Townsend
Lt. George K. Collins
Lt. Thomas Merriam
Adjt. Walter M. Dallman


West Side
This brigade, excepting the 78th New York, left on picket, crossed Lookout Creek, about 9 a.m., November 24, 1863, at Light's Dam, forming the centre of the first line of battle, consisting of Geary's Division. After advancing about two miles, part of Walthall's Mississippi Brigade was confronted behind breastworks, about 80 rods in rear of this position. A sharp engagement followed. Battle-flags, a number of prisoners and two abandoned guns were captured. The brigade advanced under fire around the northern point of the mountain and across this plateau to a position about 100 yards beyond Craven's House, where line of battle was halted, at noon, and re-aligned; the 60th New York resting up the hill; the 137th New York in front of the house; the 149th New York to the left and extending down the slope and the 102nd New York skirmishers to the left of the 149th New York.
The left was attacked about 1 p.m., by Moore's Alabama Brigade, which was repelled by the 149th New York skirmishers, under command of Capt. Lewis R. Stegman, and a part of one regiment of Whitaker's Brigade. The formation continued until 3 p.m., when the brigade was relieved by other troops.
 
Erected
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By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
3. East Side
1899 by State of New York. (Marker Number MT230-34.)
 
Location. 35° 0.847′ N, 85° 20.517′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Shingle Road 0.1 miles north of Military Road. Click for map. Monument is located on the grounds of the Craven's House, a unit of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park. Follow the signs from Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway (TN 148) to reach the area. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is located in the, “Cravens Reservation/1934 Map 261". Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hooker's Column (here, next to this marker); Ireland's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Participation of the Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Howell's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Cruft's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 92d Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Geary's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 75th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
More about this marker.
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By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
4. North Side
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “18' x 18' x 65' (and) monument consists of stepped base, 4-sided pedimented pedestal with bronze tablets on each side, & a colossal Corinthian column that supports bronze sculpture of a color bearer."
 
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 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
5. West Side
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 588 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016.
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