Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
29th Pennsylvania Infantry
Cobham's 2nd Brigade
— Geary's 2nd Division —
Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry,
Colonel William Richards, Junior, Commanding.
Cobham's Brigade, Geary's Division.
Slocum's Twelfth Corps.
From the Army of the Potomac.
Twenty-ninth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.
This regiment was the picket of Geary's White Star Division on the night of October 28th, 1863, at Wauhatchie, and received the first attack of Hood's force upon that Division about mid-night. It participated in the Battle of Wauhatchie, which lasted nearly three hours. Early on the morning of November 24th, 1863, the regiment led the advance of Hooker's assault on Lookout Mountain, crossing Lookout Creek at Light's Mill, about three miles south of this point at the base of the mountain. Ascended up the mountain to the palisades, then facing north advanced toward the left flank of the Confederate line nearly two miles distant. Assisted in forcing the enemy from his works , finally reaching this point, the highest then accessible. The regiment continued the attack on the narrow ledge to the left of this
December 1, 1863.
Erected 1890 by the State of Pennsylvania. (Marker Number MT-325.)
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° 0.762′ N, 85° 20.625′ 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 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. Battle Above the Clouds (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee River and Moccasin Bend (a few steps from this marker); Point Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Cobham's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge (a few steps from this marker); Lookout Valley and Browns Ferry (a few steps from this marker); 111th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Missionary Ridge (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 6' bronze marker mounted on natural rock wall. Marker is in form of an aedicule, or framed shrine, with pilasters at side framing inscription and bas relief of battle scene. Smaller, separate lettered tablet below."
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.)
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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 521 times since then and 17 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.