Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
111th Pennsylvania Infantry
Cobham's 2nd Brigade
— Geary's 2nd Division —
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas M. Walker, Commanding
Cobham's 2nd Brigade, Geary's 2nd Division, Slocum's 12th Corps.
Recruited in Erie, Pennsylvania, and joined the Army of the Potomac. On the 28th day of October, 1863, it joined the Army of the Cumberland and was attacked near midnight at Wauhatchie Station, Tennessee by troops of Jenkins' Brigade, of Hood's Division, consisting of six small Confederate regiments under command of Colonel Bratton. This regiment assisted in holding the enemy in check while the Brigade got into line, when after three hours fighting the enemy was repulsed and returned to his camps on Lookout. On the 24th of November, 1863, the regiment was ordered to assault the rugged sides of Lookout Mountain. Under cover of the fog it marched to Light's Mills and up the mountain side until the right of the line rested under the palisades, when, facing to the front the line extending up and down the mountain, it advanced, and forcing back the enemy gained a point extending from the palisades toward and near the Craven House.
Erected 1890 by the State of Pennsylvania. (Marker Number MT-330.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Lookout Mountain, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 24, 1863 marker series.
Location. 35° 0.764′ N, 85° 20.636′ W. Marker is in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Point Park Road north of East Brow Road. This historic marker (tablet) is located just below Point Park, immediately below the Ochs Museum observation deck, on a trail that runs along the base of the Lookout Mountain palisades. According to the location information provided by the National Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Occupation of the Summit (here, next to this marker); Cobham's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee River and Moccasin Bend (a few steps from this marker); 29th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Point Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Lookout Valley and Browns Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Lookout Mountain Trails (a few steps from this marker); Battle Above the Clouds (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
More about this marker. This historical marker (tablet) is located between Point Park on the top of Lookout Mountain and the Cravens House about midway on the slopes of Lookout Mountain. To get to this historical marker requires walking from either Point Park, down a series of aluminum steps, and the marker is very near the base of the steps, or walking up a trail, up the slopes of Lookout Mountain, from the Cravens House.
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is a, “4' x 4' bronze marker mounted on natural rock wall. A bronze bas relief of a battle scene on Lookout Mountain is bordered by a narrow molded frame, with a raised letter inscription at the bottom."
Because I am in my sixties, and have two bad knees, I chose to use the steps, walking down and then back up from Point Park. However, this marker, and the marker for the 29th Pennsylvania, were both magnificent markers, in an awesome setting, unlike any markers that I have ever seen before, and well worth the trouble and effort that it took for me to reach them.
Interestingly (I think), the pictures that I took and posted of this particular historical marker were taken on a foggy day, a day with similar conditions to what existed when the battle was originally fought, above the clouds.
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on August 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
More. Search the internet for 111th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 1, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.