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 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-79A.)
Marker series. This marker is included in Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Missionary Ridge, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
Location. 34° 59.225′ 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. This historic marker is located in an area of South Crest Road with no truly safe area for parking anywhere nearby. This is largely due to the sharp bend in the road, with a lengthy guard rail on one side and a low, stone walled embankment, on the other side of the road, in the area where this marker is located. 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. A different marker also named Cruft's Division (a few steps from this marker); Whitaker's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 24th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Grose's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 40th Ohio Infantry (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. ¼ mile away in Georgia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Related markers. Click here for 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 July 23, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 23, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6. submitted on October 9, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.