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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Osterhaus’ Division

Blair's Corps

 

—Brigade General Peter J. Osterhaus —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
1. Osterhaus' Division Marker
Inscription.
Osterhaus' Division - Blair's Corps
Brigadier General Peter J. Osterhaus.

Nov. 25, 1863, 3 P.M.
1st Brigade, Brigadier General Charles R. Woods.
2d Brigade, Colonel James A. Williamson.

This division, being the head of General Hooker's Column, reached Rossville from Lookout Mountain at 3 p.m. November 25th. It pushed through the Gap which was defended by a small force of infantry and artillery and turned northward upon a road running parallel to and about 1000 yards east of Missionary Ridge. After marching nearly a mile the command formed in echelons of brigades, the Second Brigade on the left and the First on the right. They moved obliquely up the slope of Missionary Ridge and carried the crest. The Command bivouacked on the eastern slope of the Ridge in the vicinity of Bragg's headquarters. The enemy's line against which it had been operating in co-operation with Cruft's and Geary's Divisions was held by the Division of Major General Stewart.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-91A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Missionary Ridge, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military
Osterhaus' Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
2. Osterhaus' Division Marker
View of the historical marker situated in the front yard of a strip apartment complex.
Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 34° 59.177′ N, 85° 16.362′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of South Crest Road and John Ross Road, on the left when traveling south on South Crest Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is located at the southern end of Missionary Ridge, very near the Rossville Gap, in a residential neighborhood, in the front yard of a small strip of apartments. 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. Missouri U.S. Troops Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 99th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); 40th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grose's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cruft's Division (approx. 0.3 miles away in Georgia); Whitaker's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Cruft's Division (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Cruft's Division (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. I have probably driven past this blue tablet numerous times over the past several years and never noticed it. The tablet is situated in a very visually
Osterhaus' Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
3. Osterhaus' Division Marker
View of the historical marker at the lower ground level, just beyond the drop off.
challenging location. Although it is located in a residential front yard, there is a small designated vertical, roadside, parking lot, for the strip apartment complex (where the blue tablet is located), directly in front of the marker. However, more significantly, there is a two to three foot vertical drop off, from the roadside ground level, down to where the front yard and apartment complex is located. This historical marker (blue tablet) is located on this lower level, and is situated very near to where the drop off occurs, making it extremely difficult to see from the roadway.
 
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
 
Osterhaus' Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
4. Osterhaus' Division Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along John Ross Road.
Osterhaus' Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
5. Osterhaus' Division Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along South Crest Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 28, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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