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

Ireland's Brigade

Geary's Division

 

—Slocum's Corps —

 
Ireland's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Ireland's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Ireland's Brigade
Geary's Division - Slocum's Corps.
Colonel David Ireland
November 25, 1863, 4 P.M.
60th New York - Colonel Abel Godard
78th New York - Lieutenant Colonel Herbert von Hammerstein
102nd New York - Colonel James C. Lane
137th New York - Captain Milo B. Eldridge
149th New York - Lieutenant Colonel Charles B. Randall

This Brigade, with the exception of the 78th New York, which was left to guard the gap west of Lookout Creek, descended Lookout Mountain shortly before noon November 25th being the rear of General Hooker's column. After crossing Chattanooga Creek it was halted to await the crossing of the artillery of Geary's and Osterhaus' Division. These batteries under command of Major John A. Reynolds, Chief of Artillery, 12th Corps, were Knap's Pennsylvania, Battery E, Lieutenant James D. McGill: 5th U.S. Battery K, Captain Edmund C. Bainbridge of Geary's Division: 1st Iowa, Lieutenant James M. Williams, 4th Ohio Captain George Froelich: and 2d Missouri Battery F, Captain Clemens Landgraeber.

The Brigade moved to Rossville Gap in rear of the artillery and followed it along the western base of the ridge, Landgraeber's Battery maintaining a shell fire upon the crest. The infantry of the brigade did not become engaged, and bivouacked
Ireland's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
2. Ireland's Brigade 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.
for the night at the western foot of the ridge.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-120.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 34° 58.995′ N, 85° 17.167′ W. Marker was in Rossville, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker was on Chickamauga Avenue 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
 
Ireland's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
3. Ireland's Brigade Marker
This missing tablet was situated in the grassy area between the Post Office building and the newspaper stands.
Ireland's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
4. Ireland's Brigade 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.
Ireland's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
5. Ireland's Brigade 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.
Ireland's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
6. Ireland's Brigade 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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