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

5th Ohio Infantry

Candy's Brigade

 

—Geary's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
1. 5th Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.
5th Ohio Infantry.
Candy's Brig., Geary's Div., 12th Corps.

Col. John H. Patrick.
Nov. 24, 1863.


When the movement of Geary's Division against Lookout Mountain began on the morning of Nov. 24th, seven companies of the 5th Ohio were left on picket in Lookout Valley to guard the line of defenses.

Three companies continued with Candy's Brigade and during its assault on the mountain protected its left flank. After the craven House plateau was carried these three companies were sent back with prisoners. The detachment suffered no losses.
 
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-262.)
 
Location. 35° 0.781′ N, 85° 20.554′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Shingle Road north of Military Road. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the grounds of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, just north of the grounds of the Cravens' House, in a small cluster of markers and monuments, along a park hiking trail that runs from the Cravens' House, up the slope of the ridge, to Point Park on the summit of Lookout Mountain. According
5th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
2. 5th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker (the first Ohio marker in the foreground), looking north, down the slope of the ridge, towards the park hiking trail.
to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Cravens Reservation/1934 Map 302". 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. 29th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 28th Pennsylvania Infantry (here, next to this marker); 147th Pennsylvania Infantry (here, next to this marker); 59th Illinois Infantry. (here, next to this marker); 96th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Candy's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 13th Illinois Infantry Monument (a few steps from this marker); Carlin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
More about this marker. 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 24, 1863”
 
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 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
5th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
3. 5th Ohio Infantry Marker
A distant view of the historical marker (the first Ohio marker, closest to the 28th Pennsylvania), looking north, down the slope of the ridge, towards the park hiking trail.
5th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
4. 5th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the backside of the historical marker (left foreground) looking south, up the slope of the ridge, towards more markers and monuments.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on August 28, 2016.
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