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Near Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Geary's Division

Slocum's Corps

 
 
Geary's Division - Slocum's Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
1. Geary's Division - Slocum's Corps. Marker
Inscription.
Geary's Division - Slocum's Corps.
Brig. Gen. John W. Geary.
Nov. 24th, 1863
First Brigade, Col. Charles Candy.
Second Brigade, Col. George A. Cobham, Jr.
Third Brigade, Col. David Ireland.


The division, re-enforced by six regiments of Whitaker's Brigade of Cruft's Division, was assembled at Wauhatchie Station at daylight, Nov. 24th. It bridged Lookout Creek at Light's Mills above the station, began to cross about 8 A.M., marched by the flank up the mountain until the right reached the palisades, then faced toward the north point of the mountain and moved forward. Cobham's Brigade held the right, Ireland's the center, and Candy's the left. Whitaker's Brigade formed the second line in rear of the right and center. After an advance of a mile and a quarter the enemy's pickets were encountered and his main line attacked in flank, while the left of Geary's line, supported by Grose's Brigade which had crossed near the railroad bridge, moved on its front. Geary's line forced its way over the steep nose of the mountain, and in conjunction with Cruft's troops, carried the Cravens House position soon after noon. The whole right of the Union line then moved forward in the fog some two hundred yards beyond Cravens, and, assisted by five regiments from Osterhaus' Division, held this advanced position under sharp
Geary's Division - Slocum's Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
2. Geary's Division - Slocum's Corps. Marker
fire. At dark Carlin's Brigade climbed up the mountain from Chattanooga and relieved Geary's front line.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number MT-83 .)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Cravens House Reservation marker series.
 
Location. 35° 0.855′ N, 85° 20.537′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Shingle Road 0.2 miles north of Military Road. Touch for map. This marker is located on the grounds of the Cravens' House, a unit of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park. Follow the signs from Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway (TN 148) to reach the area. Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cruft's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Hooker's Column (within shouting distance of this marker); 92d Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ireland's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); New York (within shouting distance of this marker); Grose's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 75th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Brigade tablets for this Division.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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