Near Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
5th Ohio Infantry
— Geary's Division —
Candy's Brig., Geary's Div., 12th Corps.
Col. John H. Patrick.
Nov. 24, 1863.
When the movement of Geary's Division against Lookout Mountain began on the morning of Nov. 24th, seven companies of the 5th Ohio were left on picket in Lookout Valley to guard the line of defenses.
Three companies continued with Candy's Brigade and during its assault on the mountain protected its left flank. After the craven House plateau was carried these three companies were sent back with prisoners. The detachment suffered no losses.
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-262.)
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° 0.781′ N, 85° 20.554′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from 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. 29th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 28th Pennsylvania Infantry (here, next to this marker); 147th Pennsylvania Infantry (here, next to this marker); 59th Illinois Infantry (here, next to this marker); 96th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Candy's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 13th Illinois Infantry Monument (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 information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is a, “bronze inscription tablet with decorative border mounted on low marble pedestal. Describes the unit's activities on November 24, 1863”
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 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.