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

Ireland's Brigade

Geary's Division

 

—Slocum's Corps —

 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
1. Ireland's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Ireland's Brigade
Geary's Division - Slocum's Corps
Col. David Ireland
November 24, 1863


60th New York - Col. Abel Godard.

78th New York - Lieut Col. Herbert von Hammerstein.

102d New York - Col. James C. Lane.

137th New York - Capt. Milo B. Eldredge.

149th New York - Col. Henry A. Barnum.
Lieut. Col. Charles B. Randall.


Four regiments of this brigade took part in the attack upon Lookout, the 78th New York having been left as picket and camp guard. It crossed Lookout Creek with Geary's Division about 8 a.m. at Light's Mill near Wauhatchie, and formed the center of his line in the advance toward the north point of the mountain. Cobham's two regiments were on its right, Candy's Brigade on its left and Whitaker's Brigade of Cruft's Division formed the second line.

Continued.
The 102d New York acted as skirmishers. After advancing about a mile and quarter, the division became engaged. The brigade advanced with it under sharp fire and around the northern slope, fighting its way to a point some two hundred yards beyond the Cravens House, which line it held until relieved at 3 p.m. by troops of Candy's Brigade commanded by Col. Creighton, 7th Ohio. At Cravens' the brigade passed over two abandoned guns of Howell's (GA.) Battery, Lieut. R.T.
Ireland's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
2. Ireland's Brigade Marker
Gibson, which had not been in action. These were the only Confederate guns on the northern slope of the mountain. Strength in action, 47 officers, 728 men.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number MT-118.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Cravens House Reservation marker series.
 
Location. 35° 0.854′ N, 85° 20.515′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Shingle Road 0.1 miles north of Military Road. Touch for map. Markers are located on the grounds of the Cravens' House, a unit of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park. Follow the signs from the 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. New York (a few steps from this marker); Cruft's Division (a few steps from this marker); 92d Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Hooker's Column (a few steps from this marker); 75th Illinois Infantry
Ireland's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
3. Ireland's Brigade Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Participation of the Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Geary's Division (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 Regimental markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade.
 
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 635 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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