Rossville in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus. —
Osterhaus' Division - Blair's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus.
Nov. 25, 1863, 3 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 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Iowa Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 25, 1864.
Location. 34° 59.033′ N, 85° 16.794′ W. Marker is in Rossville, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Chickamauga Avenue (U.S. 27) and West Crest Road, on the right when traveling west on Chickamauga Avenue. This historical marker is located on the northwest corner of the intersection, in front of a gas station, facing west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rossville GA 30741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iowa State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Rossville Gap (within shouting distance of this marker); Woods' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Cruft's Division (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); 24th Ohio Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away in Tennessee); a different marker also named Cruft's Division 51st Ohio Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rossville.
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.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 567 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 3. submitted on April 13, 2015, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 4. submitted on November 26, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 5. submitted on October 9, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.