“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Near Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Williamson's Brigade

Osterhaus’ Divsion


—Blair's Corps —

Williamson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
1. Williamson's Brigade Marker
Williamson's Brigade
Osterhaus' Divsion - Blair's Corps
Col. James A Williamson

Nov 24, 1863

4th Iowa - Lieut. Col. George Burton.

9th Iowa - Col. David Carskaddon.

25th Iowa - Col. George A. Stone.

26th Iowa - Col. Milo Smith.

30th Iowa - Lieut. Col. Aurelius Roberts.

31st Iowa - Lieut. Col. Jeremiah W. Jenkins.

This brigade, the left of Osterhaus' Division, supported the batteries on the hills west of the bridges near the mouth of Lookout Creek, until Woods' Brigade had crossed further up the stream and moved down on the flank of the enemy's position, when Gen. Williamson then crossed the with the 26th and 31st Iowa and assisted in the capture of a large portion of the Confederate picket force. The 26th Iowa was sent by Gen. Hooker to support the movement along the road over the river bluff, and the 31st Iowa marched directly to the Cravens House and assisted the troops engaged there. The 9th and 26th Iowa soon joined at that point. The 4th Iowa, with the 13th Illinois of Woods' Brigade, had already arrived at Geary's position having been relieved from their support of the batteries. The 30th Iowa ascended the mountain toward night, and at 8 p.m. reported to Gen Geary and relieved the 28th Pennsylvania on his right near the foot of the palisades. The
Williamson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
2. Williamson's Brigade Marker
In the middle.
25th Iowa was retained with the batteries in Lookout Valley.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number MT-136.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Cravens House Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 24, 1863 marker series.
Location. 35° 0.856′ N, 85° 20.438′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Caroline Street 0.1 miles north of Military Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located near the grounds of (down the slope from) 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. Woods' Brigade (here, next to this marker); Osterhaus' Division (here, next to this marker); Iowa State Monument (here, next to this marker); 75th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Participation of the Artillery (about 400 feet away); 84th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Howell's Georgia Battery (about 400 feet away); Ireland's Brigade (about 400 feet away). 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 533 times since then and 38 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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