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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Geary's Division

Slocum's Corps.

 

—Brigadier General John W. Geary —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
1. Geary's Division Marker
Inscription.
Geary's Division - Slocum's Corps
Brigadier General John W. Geary
November 25, 1863, 6 p.m.
1st Brigade - Colonel William R. Creighton
2nd Brigade - Colonel George A. Cobham, Jr.
3rd Brigade - Colonel David Ireland

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This Division being the rear of Hooker's column in the march from Lookout Mountain reached Rossville about 4:00 p.m. and moved northward along the base of Missionary Ridge. Creighton's Brigade led, followed by Cobham's, both marching in column of regiment, and followed by Ireland's in support of five batteries of artillery.
Near the base of the ridge 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 moved obliquely up the ridge until reaching a point opposite this tablet it 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-85.)
 
Location. 34° 59.859′ N, 85° 16.438′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Geary's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
2. Geary's Division Marker
View looking north along South Crest Road with the blue tablet seen on the west side of the roadway.
, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road south of West Shadowlawn Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located along the western crest of Missionary Ridge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 540 South Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cobham's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Creighton's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 66th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Company F 2nd Missouri Light Artillery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clayton's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stovall's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); 7th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); 76th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
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
A closer view, looking north along South Crest Road, with the blue tablet seen almost opposite of where a residential driveway provides a homeowner with street access.
Geary's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
4. Geary's Division Marker
View looking south along South Crest Road with the blue tablet seen on the west side of the roadway.
Geary's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
5. Geary's Division Marker
View of the tablet on the western crest of Missionary Ridge, looking west out over the Tennessee River valley below.
Geary's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
6. Geary's Division Marker
Another view of the tablet on the western crest of Missionary Ridge, looking northwest and seeing Lookout Mountain in the distant background.
Geary's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
7. Geary's Division Marker
View of the tablet on the western crest of Missionary Ridge.
Geary's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
8. Geary's Division Marker
View of page 85 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 October 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   8. submitted on October 9, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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