Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Re-Opening the Tennessee River
At 3 A.M. Oct. 27, 1863, fifty boats carrying 1500 men of Hazen's Brigade, started from Chattanooga, floated undiscovered past the Confederate pickets, landed at Brown's Ferry about 5 o'clock, seized the gorge, and with the assistance of Turchin's Brigade from the opposite shore, occupied the crests above and below the ferry after a short engagement.
Gen. Hooker with the 11th Corps and Geary's Division of the 12th marched from Bridgeport the morning of the 27th, the head of the column reaching Brown's Ferry at 5 P.M. of the 28th.
Geary's Division, six regiments halted for the night at the junction of the Kelly's Ferry Road.
Geary was unsuccessfully attacked at midnight by Jenkin's Brigade (six regiments) of Longstreet's troops, the latter withdrawing at 3 A.M. on account of the advance of the 11th Corps to Geary's assistance.
Lookout Valley thenceforth remained in Union possession and the river line of supplies was open via Brown's Ferry and the short wagon haul thence to Chattanooga.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 0.759′ N, 85° 20.628′ 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); Battle Above the Clouds (here, next to this marker); 29th Pennsylvania Infantry (here, next to this marker); Lookout Valley and Browns Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge (a few steps from this marker); 111th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Point Hotel (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
More about this marker. When standing on the Ochs Museum observation deck,
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 1, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.