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Rossville in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Geary's Division

Slocum's Corps.

 

—Brigadier General John W. Geary —

 
Geary's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
1. Geary's Division Marker
View of recently restored marker (tablet) for Geary's Division.
Inscription.
Geary's Division - Slocum's Corps
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. This marker has been replaced by another
Geary's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
2. Geary's Division Marker
According to NMP Historian, Jim Ogden this tablet would have been situated in the green grass area between the Post Office building and the newspaper stands.
marker nearby. It was located near 34° 58.995′ N, 85° 17.173′ W. Marker was in Rossville, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker was on Chickamauga Avenue (U.S. 27) east of McFarland Avenue, on the right when traveling east. 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
 
Geary's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
3. Geary's Division Marker
This missing tablet was situated in the grassy area between the Post Office building and the newspaper stands.
Geary's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
4. Geary's Division Marker
View looking east along Chickamauga Avenue, of where the missing tablet was situated in the grassy area between the Post Office building and the newspaper stands.
Geary's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
5. Geary's Division Marker
Another closer view, looking east along Chickamauga Avenue, of where the missing tablet was situated in the grassy area between the Post Office building and the newspaper stands.
Geary's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
6. Geary's Division Marker
View, looking west along Chickamauga Avenue, of where the missing tablet was situated in the grassy area between the Post Office building and the newspaper stands. A distant view of Lookout Mountain is seen in the background.
Geary's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
7. Geary's Division Marker
View of the now restored Geary's Division tablet, situated next to the also recently restored Ireland's Brigade tablet.
Geary's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
8. Geary's Division Marker
View, looking west along Chickamauga Avenue, of where the recently restored tablet was situated in the grassy area near the front of the Rossville Post Office building.
Geary's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
9. Geary's Division Marker
Another closer view, looking east along Chickamauga Avenue, of where the recently restored tablet was situated in the grassy area between the Post Office building and the Chickamauga Avenue sidewalk.
Geary's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
10. Geary's Division Marker
View of page 86 from the National Park Service’s record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield Park's Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 26 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.
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