Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Cruft's Division - Granger's Corps.
—Col. William Grose. —
Cruft's Division - Granger's Corps.
Col. William Grose.
Nov. 25th, 1863
59th Illinois - Maj. Clayton Hale,
75th Illinois - Col. John E. Bennett,
84th Illinois - Col. Louis H. Waters,
9th Indiana - Col. Isaac C. B. Suman,
36th Indiana - Maj. Gilbert Trusler,
24th Ohio - Capt. George M. Bacon.
The Brigade left Lookout Mountain with Hooker's column about 10 o'clock A.M., reaching Rossville about 4 P.M., having been delayed by the destruction of a bridge over Chattanooga Creek. It followed Osterhaus' Division into the Gap. When opposite the point of Missionary Ridge on its left it was ordered to carry that position. The Brigade advanced at 4 o'clock, the 9th Indiana leading, supported by the 59th Illinois on the left. After the center had reached the summit, two regiments of Whitaker's Brigade went forward on the left of the 2d and 3d lines on the slope. The 84th Illinois and 36th Indiana formed the second line, the 75th Illinois and 24th Ohio the third. Thus formed, with Geary's Division moving along the western and Osterhaus' along the eastern base of the Ridge, the Confederate line was steadily forced from the crest. The Brigade advanced to within half a mile of the point where the right of Johnson's Division
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
Location. 34° 59.224′ N, 85° 16.669′ 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 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. Whitaker's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 40th Ohio Infantry. (here, next to this marker); 99th Ohio Infantry. (a few steps from this marker); Cruft's Division (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Cruft's Division (a few steps from this marker); 24th Ohio Infantry (a few Cruft's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away in Georgia); Woods' Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away in Georgia). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
Regarding Grose's Brigade. While this tablet identifies both the location and role played during the military action of this particular Brigade, as well as listing the regimental units that make up this Brigade, not all of its listed regiments have individual markers and/or tablets for the park visitor to view. So of the regiments listed for Grose's Brigade, all of them except for the 9th Indiana & 36th Indiana have either a marker or a tablet for visitors to view. In explaining this, the NPS staff state the following,
"There is no indication that there ever were bronze tablets (for these units)...the answer to that question is probably another that would have to be addressed to whatever records survive in the ... state archives respectively (since it was the states that were responsible for providing the unit commemorative features).”
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regimental markers,
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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