Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
— Brigade General Peter J. Osterhaus —
Brigadier General Peter J. Osterhaus.
Nov. 25, 1863, 3 P.M.
1st Brigade, Brigadier General Charles R. Woods.
2d Brigade, Colonel James A. Williamson.
This division, being the head of General Hooker's Column, reached Rossville from Lookout Mountain at 3 p.m. November 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 co-operation with Cruft's and Geary's Divisions was held by the Division of Major General Stewart.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
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 month for this entry is November 2002.
Location. 34° 59.177′ N, 85° 16.362′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of South Crest Road and John Ross Road, on the left when traveling south on South Crest Road. This historical marker is located at the southern end of Missionary Ridge, very near the Rossville Gap, in a residential neighborhood, in the front yard of a small strip of apartments. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Missouri U.S. Troops Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 99th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); 40th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grose's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cruft's Division (approx. 0.3 miles away in Georgia); Whitaker's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Cruft's Division (approx. 0.3 miles Cruft's Division (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. I have probably driven past this blue tablet numerous times over the past several years and never noticed it. The tablet is situated in a very visually challenging location. Although it is located in a residential front yard, there is a small designated vertical, roadside, parking lot, for the strip apartment complex (where the blue tablet is located), directly in front of the marker. However, more significantly, there is a two to three foot vertical drop off, from the roadside ground level, down to where the front yard and apartment complex is located. This historical marker (blue tablet) is located on this lower level, and is situated very near to where the drop off occurs, making it extremely difficult to see from the roadway.
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 28, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 28, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6. submitted on October 9, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.