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Near Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Grose's Brigade

Cruft's Division

 

—Granger's Corps —

 
Grose's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
1. Grose's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Grose's Brigade
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 effected a crossing of Lookout Creek in the vicinity of the railroad bridge. Four regiments, the 59th Illinois, 9th and 36th Indiana, and 24th Ohio, then ascended the creek a half mile, crossed on a bridge of poles constructed by Woods' Brigade of Osterhaus' Division and advanced on the left of Geary's Division which was then moving toward the northern slope of the mountain. They gained the Cravens House and passed beyond it. Two regiments of the Brigade, 75th and 84th Illinois, after crossing the creek, advanced on the river road to a point covering the mouth of Chattanooga Creek, where they remained during the night.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
 
Location. 35° 0.838′ N, 85° 20.549′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County
Grose's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
2. Grose's Brigade Marker
View, looking south, of the historical marker, situated in the woods, on the slope of Lookout Mountain.
. Marker can be reached from Shingle Road north of Military Road. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the grounds of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, just north of the grounds of the Cravens' House, along a park hiking trail that runs from the Cravens' House to Point Park on the summit of Lookout Mountain. Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whitaker's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Geary's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Hooker's Column (within shouting distance of this marker); New York (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Cruft's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Howell's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Ireland's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
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
Grose's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
3. Grose's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker, looking northeast, down the slope of Lookout Mountain. With a view of the park trail, just a few feet down the slope, beyond the historical marker, and with a distant view of the Cravens House parking in the far background.
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, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade (except for the 9th Indiana & 36th Indiana which never had markers).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Grose's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
4. Grose's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker, looking north, down the slope of Lookout Mountain, with a view of the park hiking trail and trailside sign just a few feet south of the historical marker, and a distant view of cannon on the Cravens House in the far battleground.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 286 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 11, 2016.
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