Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Confederate Forces – Battle of Lookout
Nov. 24th, 1863.
At noon of the 24th, Gen. Pettus, with three regiments of his brigade was sent to reinforce Walthall at the Cravens House. The top of the mountain was thereafter occupied by Brown’s Brigade, two regiments of Pettus, and Corput’s Battery of four Napoleons. Two regiments of Brown’s Brigade held Powell’s and Nickajack’s trails, respectively 7 and 10 miles from the Point. Beyond these trails a small cavalry force operated about Johnson’s Crook and Steven’s Gap. Two guns of the Battery were stationed near the Point, and two others were held in reserve between the Point and the line of defences to the south. Infantry was disposed along the crests of the bluff, firing as the fog gave opportunity, and rolling down rocks. At 7 P.M. orders were given to withdraw from the summit. At 10 o’clock
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number MT-341.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Point Park, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 24, 1863 marker series.
Location. 35° 0.636′ N, 85° 20.628′ W. Marker is in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Point Park Road 0 miles north of East Brow Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is located at Point Park, on the northern crest of Lookout Mountain, in a portion of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. It is about 300 feet north of the walk through entrance to Point Park and situated just behind a Confederate battery that was positioned on the crest. Marker is 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 marker. 96th Illinois Infantry (here, next to this marker); Corput's Georgia Battery (here, next to this marker); Occupation of the Summit of Lookout Union Casualties (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Casualties (a few steps from this marker); Stevenson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Peace Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Point Park (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
Categories. • Military • War, US Civil •
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