Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Campaign for Chattanooga
August 16th to September 22nd
At the opening of this campaign Bragg, commanding the Confederate Army, held Chattanooga. Rosecrans, commanding the Union Army occupied the western base of the Cumberlands from McMinneville to Winchester. Crittenden's Corps, the left of the Union Army was thrown over the mountains into the Sequatchie Valley, and advanced into the Tennessee Valley above Chattanooga as far as Kingston, to create the impression of a junction with Burnside from Knoxville for an attack upon Chattanooga from that direction. Meantime Thomas' Corp (the center) crossed the Cumberlands to the vicinity of Shellmound, the Tennessee River, and Raccoon Mountains, ascended Lookout at Johnson's Crook, and descended into McLemore's Cove at Steven's Gap. McCook's Corps (the right), with Mitchell's Cavalry Corps crossed the Cumberland to Stevenson, the river and Raccoon Mountains, and crossing Lookout at valley head advanced to Alpine and Summerville. Bragg to save his communications, and to be in a position to meet Rosecrans in front wherever he should emerge from the mountain gorges, evacuated Chattanooga, and the Tennessee Valley above, and retired via Rossville and Ringgold to LaFayette behind Pigeon Mountains, but held his right firm south of and near Lee and Gordon's Mill at the crossing of the Chickamauga. Crittenden withdrew through Sequatchie Valley, crossed the
1. Campaign for Chattanooga Marker
Tennessee and advanced to Wauhatchie.
Image courtesy of the National Park Service., July 27, 2017
2. Campaign for Chattanooga Marker
Aerial view of the eight tablets that were once situated atop "The Point" on Lookout Mountain.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-7.)
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 0.759′ N, 85° 20.624′ 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); Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge (here, next to this marker); Tennessee River and Moccasin Bend (a few steps from this marker); Cobham's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Lookout Valley and Browns Ferry (a few steps from this marker); 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 seventh of the eight tablets that were situated there.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
3. Campaign for Chattanooga Marker
Closer aerial view of the eight tablets that were once situated atop "The Point" on Lookout Mountain.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Image courtesy of the National Park Service., July 28, 2017
4. Campaign for Chattanooga Marker
View of the picture where the National Military Park's historian, Jim Ogden, identified each of the eight missing tablets.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2017
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A present day view of "The Point," as seen from the observation deck of the Ochs Museum, shows where this tablet was once situated.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2017
6. Entrance to Point Park
View of the entrance to "The Point" National Military Park, where this tablet is located.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
7. The text from the Campaign for Chattanooga Marker
View of page 7 from the National Park Services record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield Park's Visitor Center.
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 101 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 2, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.