Near Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
— Slocum's Corps —
Geary's Division - Slocum's Corps
Col. David Ireland
November 24, 1863
78th New York - Lieut Col. Herbert von Hammerstein.
102d New York - Col. James C. Lane.
137th New York - Capt. Milo B. Eldredge.
149th New York - Col. Henry A. Barnum.
Lieut. Col. Charles B. Randall.
Four regiments of this brigade took part in the attack upon Lookout, the 78th New York having been left as picket and camp guard. It crossed Lookout Creek with Geary's Division about 8 a.m. at Light's Mill near Wauhatchie, and formed the center of his line in the advance toward the north point of the mountain. Cobham's two regiments were on its right, Candy's Brigade on its left and Whitaker's Brigade of Cruft's Division formed the second line.
The 102d New York acted as skirmishers. After advancing about a mile and quarter, the division became engaged. The brigade advanced with it under sharp fire and around the northern slope, fighting its way to a point some two hundred yards beyond the Cravens House, which
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number MT-118-119.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Cravens House Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 24, 1863 series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is November 24, 1863.
Location. 35° 0.854′ N, 85° 20.515′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Shingle Road, 0.1 miles north of Military Road. Markers are located on the grounds of the Cravens' House, a unit of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park. Follow the signs from the Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway (TN 148) to reach the area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York (a few steps from this marker); Cruft's Division92d Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Hooker's Column (a few steps from this marker); 75th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Participation of the Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Geary's Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 877 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 4, 5. submitted on July 11, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.