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.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-86.)
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near Touch for map. 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. Marker was in this post office area: Rossville GA 30741, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. 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); Osterhaus' Division (approx. 0.4 miles away); Iowa State Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); 27th U.S. Missouri Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rossville.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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