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

Sunset Rock

Oct. 28, 1863

 
 
Sunset Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judith Barber, November 14, 2021
1. Sunset Rock Marker
Inscription.  From here, General Braxton Bragg, with James Longstreet, one of his corps commanders, watched the Federals under Major General Joseph Hooker, then arriving from the Army of the Potomac and in process of entering Lookout Valley. They determined to oppose them that evening. The result was the Battle of Wauhatchie, fought at midnight, and resulting in the repulse of the Confederates.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 69.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 0.024′ N, 85° 21.265′ W. Marker is in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on West Brow Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 403-407 West Brow Road, 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. Spiritualist Camp Ground (approx. half a mile away); Summertown (approx. 0.6 miles away); The University of The South (approx.
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0.7 miles away); Soldier Tourists (approx. 0.9 miles away); Civil War Artillery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Point Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Battles for Chattanooga (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stevenson's Division (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
Wide view of the Sunset Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, June 17, 2014
2. Wide view of the Sunset Rock Marker
Sunset Rock Today image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, June 17, 2014
3. Sunset Rock Today
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 832 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 17, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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