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Ireland's New York Brigade

Geary's - Second Division

 

—Slocum's - Twelfth Corps. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, December 7, 2013
1. Ireland's New York Brigade Marker
View of the front side of the historical monument.
Inscription. Text on Front Side of Marker:

60th New York Infantry
102nd New York Infantry
137th New York Infantry
149th New York Infantry

Ireland's - Third Brigade
Geary's - Second Division
Slocum's - Twelfth Corps

Hooker's Command

11th and 12th Corps
Army of the Potomac

November 27, 1863

Text on Back Side of Marker:

The New York Infantry Regiments of Ireland's Brigade, lying at Stone Railroad depot, were ordered on the double quick to this point during the battle, about 10:30 A.M., November 27, 1863. The advance was made in good order under a heavy artillery and musketry fire. The line held by this Brigade reached from the railroad to East Chickamauga Creek. The firing was severe on both sides, but the enemy finally withdrew, about 1 P.M.

Skirmishers of the Brigade commanded by Captain Lewis R. Stegman, 102nd New York, advanced and cleared the gap in front, gaining possession of the two railroad bridges and a mill.

Casualties
Staff, Killed 0, Wounded 1
60th New York, Killed 2, Wounded 15
102nd New York, Killed 2, Wounded 7
137th New York, Killed 1, Wounded 15
149th New York, Killed 3, Wounded 13
Total killed and wounded 59
Number
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By Dale K. Benington, December 7, 2013
2. Ireland's New York Brigade Marker
A close-up view of the text on the front side of the historical monument.
of Officers and Men engaged about 500.

 
Erected 1898 by the State of New York. (Marker Number MT-908.)
 
Location. 34° 54.549′ N, 85° 6.225′ W. Marker is in Ringgold, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Depot Street south of Nashville Street (U.S. 76), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This historic marker is located south of the Ringgold business district, at the very end of Depot Street, near the entrance to some sort of a municipal depot, and a short distance north of nearby park, located along East Chickamauga Creek. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument is located at 704 Depot Street in Ringgold, GA”. Marker is at or near this postal address: 704 Depot Street, Ringgold GA 30736, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Ringgold (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Atlanta Campaign (about 300 feet away); General Patrick R. Cleburne Memorial (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Atlanta Campaign (about 300 feet away); Ringgold Gap (about 300 feet
Ireland's New York Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 7, 2013
3. Ireland's New York Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the historical monument.
away); The Battle of Ringgold Gap (about 300 feet away); Confederate General Patrick Cleburne's Emancipation Proposal (about 300 feet away); Western & Atlantic Depot (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ringgold.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “6'4" x 4'4" x 11' high, the rock-faced granite monument consists of a vertical slab on a two-piece base. On front is a shield-shaped bronze plaque and bronze state seal. "NEW YORK" is inscribed below plaque.”
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia: Battle of Ringgold Gap. (Submitted on January 6, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Civil War Historic Markers Across Georgia: Battle of Ringgold Gap. (Submitted on January 6, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. 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 April 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Ireland's New York Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 7, 2013
4. Ireland's New York Brigade Marker
A close-up view of the text on the front side of the historical monument.
Ireland's New York Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 7, 2013
5. Ireland's New York Brigade Marker
A distant view, looking south, of the frontside of the historical marker, situated near the entrance of the municipal depot.
Ireland's New York Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 7, 2013
6. Ireland's New York Brigade Marker
A distant view, looking north, of the backside of the historical marker, situated near the municipal depot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 8, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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