Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Wauhatchie
Bragg ordered a night attack on General Geary's Division (six regiments) established about the church at the Kelly's Ferry Road, the plan being to overwhelm Geary, turn on the forces about Brown's Ferry, drive them over the river and regain Lookout Valley. Longstreet selected Hood's Division commanded by General Micah Jenkins for this movement. At midnight Jenkins' Brigade (six regiments) commanded by Colonel John Bratton attacked Geary's position. Benning's Brigade was posted beyond the railroad bridge in support, with Robertson's and Law's Brigades on the hills to its right.
The assault upon Geary continued until 3 a.m. when the head of Schurz's Division ordered from Brown's Ferry to the assistance of Geary followed by Steinwehr's Division, reached the position occupied by Benning, Robertson, and Law. Colonel Orland Smith's Brigade of Steinwehr's Division attacked and occupied the second hill to the north of the railroad, and General Hector Tyndale's Brigade of Schurz's Division attacked and occupied the hill immediately north of that road. Colonel Bratton then withdrew from Geary's front, and the Confederate forces, withdrawing over Lookout, left Lookout Valley to the possession of Union
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-12.)
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 0.758′ N, 85° 20.63′ W. Marker was in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker could be reached from Point Park Road north of East Brow Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This tablet was located in Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, just beyond the Ochs Museum and the museum observation deck, on the rock surface that makes up "The Point" of Lookout Mountain. Marker was in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Tennessee River and Moccasin Bend (here, next to this marker); Cobham's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Lookout Valley and Browns Ferry (here, next to this marker); Battle Above the Clouds (a few steps from this marker); 29th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 111th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge (a few steps from this marker); Lookout Mountain Trails (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
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Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 1, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.