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Rossville in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hooker's Column

Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker.

 

— Nov. 25, 1863, 3 P.M. —

 
Hooker's Column. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. Hooker's Column. Marker
Inscription.  
Hooker's Column.
Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker.
Nov. 25, 1863, 3 P.M.
Osterhaus' Division, 15th Corps - Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus.
Cruft's Division, 4th Corps - Brig. Gen. Charles Cruft.
Geary's Division, 12th Corps - Brig. Gen. John W. Geary.

The advance of this column, descending from Lookout Mountain at 10 a.m., Nov. 25th, and marching in the order named, reached this point about 3 p.m., after having been delayed about three hours by the destruction of a bridge over Chattanooga Creek. Osterhaus' Division pushed through the gap to the eastern base of Missionary Ridge driving back a small force of Stewart's Division, then turning northward in rear of the Confederate line which occupied the crest of the ridge, proceeded over a mile assaulting and carrying the ridge from the east.
Cruft's Division moved into the gap about 4 p.m. and pushed northward with its center on the summit of the ridge.
Geary's Division moved along the western base of the ridge and gradually nearing the crest first reached it about a mile to the north of this point.
All three
Hooker's Column. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. Hooker's Column. Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along Chickamauga Avenue, with the nearby intersection of West Gordon Avenue in the near background.
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divisions were engaged by Stewart's troops, but the latter being outnumbered and nearly surrounded, were obliged to withdraw with heavy loss of men and material.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-75.)
 
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, 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, 1564.
 
Location. 34° 59.044′ N, 85° 17.194′ W. Marker is in Rossville, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Chickamauga Avenue (U.S. 27) and West Gordon Avenue on Chickamauga Avenue. This historical marker is located in the downtown business district of Rossville, just a little way south of the Tennessee - Georgia state line and just a bit west of the Rossville Gap. It is situated on the southeastern side of the intersection with West Gordon Avenue. 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. Old Federal Road (a few steps from this marker); Rossville High Alumni Veteran's Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rossville Memorial Fountain
Hooker's Column. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
3. Hooker's Column. Marker
View of historical marker looking south along Chickamauga Avenue.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Geary's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ireland's Brigade (about 300 feet away); John Ross Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rossville, McFarland House & Spring (approx. ¼ mile away); Home of John Ross (approx. ¼ mile away). 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 Division tablets for the units that were under General Hooker's command for this military action.
 
Hooker's Column Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
4. Hooker's Column Marker
View of page 75 from the National Park Service’s record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga ”MT-numbered” listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield Park's Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 587 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 28, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on September 29, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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