Near Tiftonia in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Greene's New York Brigade
Geary's - Second Division
— Slocum's - Twelfth Corps —
Front Side of Monument, Top, Plaque:
137th New York Infantry
149th New York Infantry
Greene's - Third Brigade
Geary's - Second Division
Slocum's - Twelfth Corps
11th and 12th Corps
Army of the Potomac
Oct. 28-29 1863
Front Side of Monument, Bottom, Cut in Stone:
Reverse Side of Monument
Two sections of Knap's Penna. Battery and six regiments of Geary's Division encamped here on evening of October 28, 1863, and here attacked at midnight by Bratton's South Carolina Brigade, Longstreet's Corps. The battery held summit of knoll a few yards south - west of this point. The Infantry battle line enveloped position occupied by Battery in form of a horseshoe, centre facing north. The 137th N.Y. Infantry held the left of the line along a fence facing northerly and westerly. The 149th N.Y. Infantry were on the right of the line along railroad embankment, facing easterly with its left near this monument; the 78th N.Y.
Brig.-Gen. Geo. S. Greene was wounded and Col. David S. Ireland assumed command of Third Brigade during battle.
78th New York,.............Wounded 2
137th New York, Killed 15, Wounded 75
149th New York, Killed 01, Wounded 12
Total Killed and Wounded, 106
The New York Regiments engaged here
numbered 44 Officers and 745 Men.
Erected 1899 by State of New York. (Marker Number MT-238.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is October 28, 1863.
Location. 35° 0.58′ N, 85° 22.466′ W. Marker is near Tiftonia, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Wauhatchie Pike south of Cummings Highway (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling south. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located in the Lookout Valley on Wauhatchie Pike/1934 Map 204.". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37419, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wauhatchie (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Wauhatchie (approx. 0.9 miles Brown's Ferry (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sunset Rock (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Lookout Mountain (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lookout Creek (approx. 1.4 miles away); New York Troops - 11th Corps (approx. 1½ miles away); Heavy Slashings of Timber (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiftonia.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “6'2" x 4' x 11' high, the rock-faced granite monument consists of an vertical slab on a two-piece base. On front is a shield-shaped bronze plaque and bronze state seal. "NEW YORK" is inscribed below plaque.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,065 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on March 20, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 30, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.