Rossville in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Brigadier General John W. Geary —
Brigadier General John W. Geary
November 25, 1863, 3:30 p.m.
1st Brigade - Colonel William R. Creighton
2nd Brigade - Colonel George A. Cobham, Jr.
3rd Brigade - Colonel David Ireland
This Division being the rear of Hooker's column reached Rossville about 3:30 p.m., and with five batteries under Major John A. Reynolds, Chief of Artillery, moved northward along the western base of Missionary Ridge. Creighton's Brigade led, followed by Cobham's, both marched in column of regiments, and followed by Ireland's in support of the artillery. After marching nearly a mile, the Division formed in column of brigades, Creighton's in the first line, Cobham's forming the second, and Ireland still supporting the artillery. With this formation the Division covered by the fire of the batteries, moved obliquely up the ridge toward the point some three quarters of a mile north, where the right of Palmer's Corps had effected a lodgement. It soon faced fully towards the crest and scaled it about 6 p.m.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is November 25, 1863.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 34° 58.995′ N, 85° 17.173′ W. Marker is in Rossville, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Chickamauga Avenue (U.S. 27) east of McFarland Avenue, on the right when traveling east. According to the National Military Park's historian, Jim Ogden, this tablet was last situated on the grounds of the Rossville Post Office, until it was hit by a car, and it has not been replaced since then. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rossville GA 30741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Ireland's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Rossville Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Rossville High Alumni Veteran's Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Federal Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Hooker's Column (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Ross Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rossville, McFarland House & Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of John Ross (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rossville.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 31, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 31, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 10. submitted on October 9, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.