Near Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
59th Illinois Infantry
3rd Brigade - Grose.
— 1st Division - Cruft. —
3rd Brigade - Grose.
1st Division - Cruft.
4th Army Corps - Granger.
Back side of the Marker:
Major Clayton Hale
With Geary's Division near Cravens' House
from 3 until 6:30 P.M. November 24th.
Moves to Missionary Ridge via Rossville
on the morning of November 25th, 1863.
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-166.)
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° 0.785′ N, 85° 20.553′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Shingle Road north of Military Road. This historical marker is located on the grounds of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga 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. 147th Pennsylvania Infantry (here, next to this marker); 29th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 5th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); Candy's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 13th Illinois Infantry Monument (a few steps from this marker); 28th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 96th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Carlin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
More about this marker. According to the description provided by National Park Service, the monument is, “7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" rock-faced granite monument consisting of rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on rectangular base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position during Battle of Lookout Mountain."
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 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.