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

Whitaker's Brigade

Cruft's Division

 

—Granger's Corps —

 
Whitaker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
1. Whitaker's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Whitaker's Brigade.
Cruft's Division - Granger's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Walter C. Whitaker

Nov. 24th, 1863
96th Illinois - Col. Thomas E. Champion,
96th Illinois - Maj. George Hicks,
35th Indiana - Col. Bernard F. Mullen,
8th Kentucky - Col. Sidney M. Barnes,
40th Ohio - Col. Jacob E. Taylor,
51st Ohio - Lieut. Col. Charles H. Wood,
99th Ohio - Lieut. Col. John E. Cummings.

The Brigade crossed Lookout Creek with Geary's Division about 9 o'clock and formed the second line. The right of the Brigade reached the foot of the palisades, and in the advance maintained its position next to the palisades, and upon reaching the north point of the mountain moved down upon the Cravens House position, attacking the flank of the Confederate line which was opposing Geary's advance, and pressing on some 200 yards beyond Cravens, assisted in holding the line until the Confederates withdrew from the mountain. On the morning of the 25th, five volunteers from the 8th Kentucky, under Capt. Wilson of Company C, climbed the palisades to the top of the mountain, and finding it evacuated unfurled the flag of the regiment on the point.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
Whitaker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
2. Whitaker's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker situated along the side of the park hiking trail.
. (Marker Number MT-135.)
 
Location. 35° 0.825′ N, 85° 20.544′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Shingle Road north of Military Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the grounds of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, just north of the grounds of the Cravens' House, along a park hiking trail that runs from the Cravens' House to Point Park on the summit of Lookout Mountain. 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. Grose's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Hooker's Column (within shouting distance of this marker); Howell's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Geary's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); New York (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cravens House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
Regarding Whitaker's Brigade. While this tablet identifies both the location and role played during the military action of
Whitaker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
3. Whitaker's Brigade Marker
A more distant view of the historical marker situated along the side of the park hiking trail.
this particular Brigade, as well as listing the regimental units that make up this Brigade, not all of its listed regiments have individual markers and/or tablets for the park visitor to view. So of the regiments listed for Whitaker's Brigade, all of them except for the 35th Indiana & 8th Kentucky have either a marker or a tablet for visitors to view. In explaining this, the NPS staff state the following,

"There is no indication that there ever were bronze tablets (for these units)...the answer to that question is probably another that would have to be addressed to whatever records survive in the ... state archives respectively (since it was the states that were responsible for providing the unit commemorative features).”
 
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 (except for the 35th Indiana & 8th Kentucky which never had markers).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Whitaker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
4. Whitaker's Brigade Marker
A much more distant view of the historical marker situated along the side of the park hiking trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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