Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
— Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus. —
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 1890 by the 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, Bragg Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 25, 1944.
Location. 35° 1.14′ N, 85° 15.781′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Ridge Avenue north of South Crest Place, on the left when traveling north. 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. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 12th U.S. Missouri Infantry (here, next to this marker); 17th U.S. Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 29th U.S. Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 3rd U.S. Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 31st U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance 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). Touch for a list and map 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4. submitted on October 9, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.