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

Campaign for Chattanooga (Continued)

August 16th to September 22nd

 
 
Campaign for Chattanooga (Continued) Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Campaign for Chattanooga (Continued) Marker
Inscription. Passing around Lookout, and leaving one brigade to occupy Chattanooga, Crittenden marched via Rossville and Ringgold to Lee and Gordon's Mill. Bragg, with the design of attacking the Union Corps in detail, first ordered strong movements in the direction of Steven's Gap upon Thomas and subsequently upon Crittenden near Rock Spring, both of which failed for the lack of confidence in obeying orders on the part of subordinate commanders. Bragg, being joined by Longstreet, then forced the crossing of the Chickamauga on the afternoon of September 18th and early on the 19th formed near Dalton's Ford to attack Rosecrans' left(Crittenden) at Lee and Gordon's Mill, seeking thus to interpose his army between Rosecrans and Chattanooga. The Battle of Chickamauga resulted, September 19th and 20th. At the close of the second day Bragg had seized the road to Chattanooga beyond Rosecrans' left. Rosecrans, having been forced off the field with the Union right, rode to Chattanooga, and later ordered Thomas to retire the army to Rossville. Thomas, at dusk, withdrew via McFarland's Gap, and before morning had established the Union Army in Rossville Gap and on the adjoining crests of Missionary Ridge and across the valley to Lookout, and so between Bragg and Chattanooga. The night of September 21st and the morning of the 22nd the Union Army moved into Chattanooga
Campaign for Chattanooga (Continued) Marker image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the National Park Service., July 27, 2017
2. Campaign for Chattanooga (Continued) Marker
Aerial view of the eight tablets that were once situated atop "The Point" on Lookout Mountain.
and established its lines about the city.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-8.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 0.759′ N, 85° 20.623′ W. Marker was in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker was on 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); Battle of Missionary Ridge (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); Point Hotel (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
More about this marker.
Campaign for Chattanooga (Continued) Marker image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the National Park Service., July 27, 2017
3. Campaign for Chattanooga (Continued) Marker
Closer aerial view of the eight tablets that were once situated atop "The Point" on Lookout Mountain.
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 eighth of the eight tablets that were situated there.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Campaign for Chattanooga (Continued) Marker image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the National Park Service., July 28, 2017
4. Campaign for Chattanooga (Continued) Marker
View of the picture where the National Military Park's historian, Jim Ogden, identified each of the eight missing tablets.
Campaign for Chattanooga (Continued) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2017
5. Campaign for Chattanooga (Continued) Marker
A present day view of "The Point," as seen from the observation deck of the Ochs Museum, shows where this tablet was once situated.
Entrance to Point Park image. Click for full size.
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.
The text from the Campaign for Chattanooga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
7. The text from the Campaign for Chattanooga Marker
View of page 8 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 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 3, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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