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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cruft's Division

Granger's Corps

 

—Brig. Gen. Charles Cruft —

 
Cruft's Division - Granger's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. Cruft's Division - Granger's Corps Marker
Inscription.
Cruft's Division - Granger's Corps
Brig. Gen. Charles Cruft

Nov. 25, 1863, 5 P.M.
2nd Brigade - Brig. Gen. Walter C. Whitaker.
3rd Brigade - Col. William Grose.
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This division followed Osterhaus's in the march of Hooker's column from Lookout Mountain, and at 4 P.M. had penetrated Rossville Gap until its center was on the prolongation of the enemy's line on the crest of Missionary Ridge. Here it formed, facing the flank of that line, Grose's brigade in advance and Whitaker's in support, and moving forward met the enemy's skirmishers advancing down the ridge, and soon after carried the summit. Advancing astride of the crest it reached this point about 5 P.M., and continuing northward arrived in the vicinity of the position carried by the 14th Corps. and bivouacked for the night.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
 
Location. 34° 59.222′ N, 85° 16.678′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road west of Waheela Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This historic marker is located in
Cruft's Division - Granger's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. Cruft's Division - Granger's Corps Marker
View of the historic marker at its roadside location.
an area of South Crest Road with no truly safe area for parking anywhere nearby. This is largely due to the sharp bend in the road, with a lengthy guard rail on one side and a low, stone walled embankment, on the other side of the road, in the area where this marker is located. 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. A different marker also named Cruft's Division (here, next to this marker); 24th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); Whitaker's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 40th Ohio Infantry. (a few steps from this marker); Grose's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 99th Ohio Infantry. (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Cruft's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away in Georgia); Woods' Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away in Georgia). 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
 
Cruft's Division - Granger's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. Cruft's Division - Granger's Corps Marker
View of the historic marker looking south along South Crest Road.
Cruft's Division - Granger's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. Cruft's Division - Granger's Corps Marker
View looking south on South Crest Road of the historic marker on the opposite side of the street and of the sharp curve in the road at this point on Missionary Ridge.
Cruft's Division - Granger's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
5. Cruft's Division - Granger's Corps Marker
Another view looking south on South Crest Road of the historic marker (along with two other markers) on the opposite side of the street and of the sharp curve in the road at this point on Missionary Ridge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 10, 2016.
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