Rossville in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Brig. Gen. Charles Cruft. —
Cruft's Division - Granger's Corps
Brig. Gen. Charles Cruft.
Nov. 25, 1863, 5 P.M.
2d Brigade - Brig. Gen. Walter C. Whitaker.
3d Brigade - Col. William Grose.
Division followed Osterhaus in the march of Hooker's column from Lookout Mountain, and at 4 p.m. it 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, with Grose's Brigade in advance and Whitaker's in support. In moving forward it met the enemy's skirmishers advancing down the Ridge, and soon after carried the summit. Advancing astride of the Ridge, 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 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-79.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US CivilChickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Missionary Ridge, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 25, 1893.
Location. 34° 59.073′ N, 85° 16.649′ W. Marker is in Rossville, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on West Crest Road near Waheela Road, on the right when traveling west. To see this historical marker take Chickamauga Avenue through the Rossville Gap and where the large Iowa Memorial Monument is located turn north on West Crest Road. Proceed for one block and this historical will be just beyond the intersection on the north side of the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West Crest Road, 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. Woods' Brigade (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 27th U.S. Missouri Infantry (about 600 feet away); Rossville Gap (about 600 feet away); Iowa State Monument (about 700 feet away); Osterhaus' Division (about 800 feet away); 40th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away in Tennessee); a different marker also named Cruft's Division 99th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rossville.
More about this marker. This historical marker is located one block south of the Tennessee - Georgia state line.
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 August 23, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 638 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5. submitted on April 13, 2015, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 6. submitted on October 9, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.