Near Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus.
Nov. 24, 1863
1st Brigade, Brig. Gen. Charles R. Woods.
2nd Brigade, Col. James A. Williamson.
Early on the 24th the division took position on the left of Hooker's lines on and behind the hills west of Lookout Creek and in the vicinity of and below the railroad bridge. Preparations for crossing the creek were completed at 10 a.m. Woods' Brigade the first to advance moved with its left on the river road and was in action east of this point. As Williamson's regiments arrived from duties to which they had been assigned at the bridges they were sent in part to the assistance of General Geary on the extreme right under the palisades and in part to strengthen Woods' line. General Osterhaus' troops continued to act with the front lines until the withdrawal of the Confederates at 2 a.m. of the 25th.
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number MT-93.)
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 25, 1863.
Location. 35° 0.856′ N, 85° 20.438′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Caroline Street, 0.1 miles north of Military Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the grounds of (down the slope from) 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. Woods' Brigade (here, next to this marker); Williamson's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Iowa State Monument (here, next to this marker); 75th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Participation of the Artillery (about 400 feet away); 84th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Howell's Georgia BatteryIreland's Brigade (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Brigade tablets for this Division.
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 672 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 3. submitted on October 9, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.