Rossville in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
27th U.S. Missouri Infantry
Gained and occupied this
position in advance
of Osterhaus Division.
Nov. 25, 1863
Erected 1895 by the State of Missouri. (Marker Number MT-216.)
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 November 25, 1863.
Location. 34° 59.036′ N, 85° 16.766′ W. Marker is in Rossville, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on West Crest Road north of Chickamauga Avenue (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling north. This marker is located just north of the Iowa State Memorial Monument, and is considered to be part of the monuments. markers, and tablets that are on the Iowa Reservation. 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. Woods' Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Rossville Gap (a few steps from this marker); Iowa State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Osterhaus' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Cruft's Division (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 24th Ohio Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away in Tennessee); a different marker also named Cruft's Division (approx. ¼ mile away in Tennessee); 51st Ohio Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rossville.
More about this marker. This historical marker looks like a cement post and at first glance I thought that it originally was used to mount a historical marker, tablet, or plaque. However, upon closer inspection I discovered that the "post" had text written across the top of it. I am guessing that this was a much earlier version of national park markers that was discontinued because these markers did not appear to age very well.
Regarding 27th U.S. Missouri Infantry. Correct typo - Infty rather than Inft y.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 627 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on March 18, 2015, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4. submitted on August 29, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.