Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
—Brig. Gen. Charles Cruft —
Brig. Gen. Charles Cruft
Nov. 25, 1863, 5 P.M.
2nd Brigade - Brig. Gen. Walter C. Whitaker.
3rd Brigade - Col. William Grose.
This division followed Osterhaus's in the march of Hooker's column from Lookout Mountain, and at 4 P.M. had penetrated Rossville Gap until its center was on the prolongation of the enemy's line on the crest of Missionary Ridge. Here it formed, facing the flank of that line, Grose's brigade in advance and Whitaker's in support, and moving forward met the enemy's skirmishers advancing down the ridge, and soon after carried the summit. Advancing astride of the crest it reached this point about 5 P.M., and continuing northward arrived in the vicinity of the position carried by the 14th Corps. and bivouacked for the night.
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
Location. 34° 59.222′ N, 85° 16.678′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road west of Waheela Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This historic marker is located in
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Cruft's Division (here, next to this marker); 24th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); Whitaker's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 40th Ohio Infantry. (a few steps from this marker); Grose's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 99th Ohio Infantry. (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Cruft's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away in Georgia); Woods' Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away in Georgia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
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