Geary's Division

Geary's Division (tmp-46a82)

Location: Rossville, GA 30741 Walker County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 58.995', W 85° 17.173'

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Slocum's Corps.

—Brigadier General John W. Geary —

Geary's Division - Slocum's Corps
Brigadier General John W. Geary
November 25, 1863, 3:30 p.m.

1st Brigade - Colonel William R. Creighton
2nd Brigade - Colonel George A. Cobham, Jr.
3rd Brigade - Colonel David Ireland


This Division being the rear of Hooker's column reached Rossville about 3:30 p.m., and with five batteries under Major John A. Reynolds, Chief of Artillery, moved northward along the western base of Missionary Ridge. Creighton's Brigade led, followed by Cobham's, both marched in column of regiments, and followed by Ireland's in support of the artillery. After marching nearly a mile, the Division formed in column of brigades, Creighton's in the first line, Cobham's forming the second, and Ireland still supporting the artillery. With this formation the Division covered by the fire of the batteries, moved obliquely up the ridge toward the point some three quarters of a mile north, where the right of Palmer's Corps had effected a lodgement. It soon faced fully towards the crest and scaled it about 6 p.m.
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HM Numbertmp-46a82
Year Placed1890
Placed Bythe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 9:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees34.98325000, -85.28621667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 58.995', W 85° 17.173'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 58' 59.7" N, 85° 17' 10.38" W
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Area Code(s)706, 423
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 Chickamauga Ave, Rossville GA 30741, US
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