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Osterhaus’ Division

Blair's Corps.

 

—Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus. —

 
Osterhaus' Division - Blair's Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. Osterhaus' Division - Blair's Corps. Marker
Inscription.
No. 4....................................................U.
Osterhaus' Division - Blair's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus.
Nov. 25, 1863, 6 P.M.
1st Brigade - Brig. Gen. Charles R. Woods.
2nd Brigade - Col. James A. Williamson.


The Division, being the head of Gen. Hooker's Column, reached Rossville from Lookout Mountain at 3 P.M. Nov. 25th. It pushed through the gap which was defended by a small force of infantry and artillery and turned northward upon a road running parallel to and about 1000 yards east of Missionary Ridge. After marching nearly a mile the command formed in echelons of brigades, the second brigade on the left and the first on the right. They moved obliquely up the slope of Missionary Ridge and carried the crest. The Command bivouacked on the eastern slope of the ridge in the vicinity of Bragg's Headquarters. The enemy's line against which it had been operating in cooperation with Cruft's and Geary's Divisions was held by the Division of Maj. Gen. Stewart.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
 
Location. 35° 1.14′ N, 85° 15.781′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in
Osterhaus' Division - Blair's Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. Osterhaus' Division - Blair's Corps. Marker
View of the historical marker looking across the Bragg Reservation with a view of the Illinois Memorial Monument in the distant background. Also seen is a partial view of Ridge Avenue looking north.
Hamilton County. Marker is on Ridge Avenue north of South Crest Place, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. In order to view this historical marker one must find a way to get to the crest of Missionary Ridge. The options to use in ascending Missionary Ridge are limited and difficult to locate if you are not familiar with the area. From downtown Chattanooga, I drove east to Missionary Ridge on Main Street, and using Main Street took me to the top of Missionary Ridge. Once at the top of Missionary Ridge I needed to make two right turns to get on South Crest Street and then go only a slight distance south to reach the Bragg Reservation which is where this historical marker is located. Once you have entered the Bragg Reservation you will find this historical marker along the eastern border of the Bragg Reservation, across the street from a residential complex. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 12th Missouri Infantry (here, next to this marker); 17th Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 29th Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 31st Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance
Osterhaus' Division - Blair's Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. Osterhaus' Division - Blair's Corps. Marker
View of the historical marker looking southwest across the Bragg Reservation, with a view of Ridge Avenue looking south.
of this marker); Union Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker); Missouri U.S.A. Troops Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Brigade tablets for this Division.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 10, 2016.
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