Near Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Brig. Gen. Charles Cruft.
Nov. 24, 1863
2nd Brigade, Brig. Gen. Walter C. Whitaker.
3rd Brigade, Col. William Grose.
At daylight November 24th Whitaker's Brigade joined Geary's Division at Wauhatchie crossed Lookout Creek with it and joined in the assault upon the north point of the mountain crossing its nose and charging down upon the Cravens House position at noon. Grose's Brigade crossed Lookout Creek at two points one near the other half a mile above the railroad bridge joined the left of Geary's line and moved with it toward the northern slope of the mountain. Whitaker's Brigade advanced with Geary beyond Cravens. Four regiments of Grose's Brigade operated to the right of and beyond Cravens House and two on the river road near the east slope of the mountain. Sharp skirmishing was maintained on both sides until after midnight.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number MT-80 .)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military , and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 24, 1863 marker series.
Location. 35° 0.861′ N, 85° 20.522′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Shingle Road 0.2 miles north of Military Road. Marker is located on the grounds of the Cravens' House, a unit of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park. Follow the signs from the Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway (TN 148) to reach the area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 92d Illinois Infantry (here, next to this marker); Ireland's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Geary's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 75th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); New York (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hooker's Column (within shouting distance of this marker); Participation of the Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
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.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
More. Search the internet for Cruft's Division.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 540 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 3. submitted on October 9, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.