Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Osterhaus’ Divsion - Blair's Corps.
—Col. James A Williamson —
Osterhaus' Divsion - Blair's Corps
Col. James A Williamson
Nov 24, 1863
4th Iowa - Lieut. Col. George Burton.
9th Iowa - Col. David Carskaddon.
25th Iowa - Col. George A. Stone.
26th Iowa - Col. Milo Smith.
30th Iowa - Lieut. Col. Aurelius Roberts.
31st Iowa - Lieut. Col. J. W. Jenkins.
This Brigade reached Rossville from Lookout Mountain about 3 p.m. and moved through the Gap with Wood's Brigade of the same Division on its right, its left passing over the point of Missionary Ridge to the north of the Gap. Meeting no opposition, that portion of Clayton's Brigade which held the Gap having been forced back by Woods' Brigade. The Brigade then descended the eastern slope of the ridge, and at the cross roads at its base turned north. After marching about 1000 yards the Division was formed in line en echelon, Williamson's Brigade on the left and Woods' on the right. Charging obliquely towards the summit the left became sharply engaged but in conjunction with the advance of Cruft's Division along the crest of the Ridge from Rossville Gap and Geary's Division on the western slope the Confederate left soon gave way. The Brigade continued to the summit capturing many prisoners and at nightfall bivouacked in this vicinity.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Bragg Reservation marker series.
Location. 35° 1.117′ N, 85° 15.797′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Ridge Avenue east of South Crest Place, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. In order to view this historical marker one must find a way to get to the crest of Missionary Ridge. The options to use in ascending Missionary Ridge are limited and difficult to locate if you are not familiar with the area. From downtown Chattanooga, I drove east to Missionary Ridge on Main Street, and using Main Street took me to the top of Missionary Ridge. Once at the top of Missionary Ridge I needed to make two right turns to get on South Crest Street and then go only a slight distance south to reach the Bragg Reservation which is where this historical marker is located. Once you have entered the Bragg Reservation you will find this historical marker in the southeast most corner of the Bragg Reservation. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 13th Illinois Infantry Regiment (here, next to this marker); 32nd U.S. Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 31st U.S. Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 29th U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawson's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Osterhaus' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Missionary Ridge School (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regimental markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.