Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Chattanooga, 2d Day, Nov. 24
Gen. Thomas having obtained permission for Gen. Hooker to make a demonstration against Lookout Mountain, the latter having Geary's, Cruft's and Osterhaus' Divisions, the latter of Sherman's Army, crossed Lookout Creek at Light's Mill, just south of Wauhatchie at 8 o'clock A.M. with Geary's Division supported by Whitaker's Brigade of Cruft, ascended the mountain by the flank to the foot of the palisades, and moved north toward the point of the mountain. Cruft's remaining brigade crossed above the railroad bridge and Osterhaus' just below it, and the whole line attacked the flank and front of Walthall's Brigade which alone at the opening of the battle held the slope of the mountain below the palisades.
At noon the Cravens House was carried. Walthall fell back 400 yards southeast of Cravens, and was there re-enforced by Pettus' Brigade, and had Moore's Brigade on his right. Carlin's Brigade from Chattanooga re-enforced Hooker at dark, and Clayton's Brigade, commanded by Col. Holtzclaw, relieved Walthall and Pettus at 8 P.M. The Confederates held their line until 2 A.M.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-2A.)
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 0.759′ N, 85° 20.626′ 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 once 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. Battle Above the Clouds (here, next to this marker); 29th Pennsylvania Infantry (here, next to this marker); Tennessee River and Moccasin Bend (here, next to this marker); Cobham's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge (a few steps from this marker); Lookout Valley and Browns Ferry (a few steps from this Battle of Missionary Ridge (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, and looking at the rock surface of "The Point" of Lookout Mountain, that the museum is situated upon, there used to be eight tablets located across the rock surface of "The Point." When looking left to right, this tablet was the fourth of the eight tablets that were situated there.
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