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

Confederate Forces – Battle of Lookout

Nov. 24th, 1863.

 
 
Confederate Forces – Battle of Lookout. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
1. Confederate Forces – Battle of Lookout. Marker
Inscription. The night before the Battle Gen. Stevenson was assigned to command the Confederate line from Chattanooga Creek to the extreme left on Lookout Mountain, a distance of 15 miles. Stevenson’s Division, of Brown’s, Cummings and Pettu’s Brigades then occupied the summit, and Cheatham’s Division of Jackson’s Moore’s and Walthall’s Brigades the slopes below the palisades. Jackson’s (Col. J.C. Wilkinson commanding) and Cumming’s were assigned to the line between the creek and the base of the mountain, from which Walker’s Division had been withdrawn on the 23d.

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
Confederate Forces – Battle of Lookout. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
2. Confederate Forces – Battle of Lookout. Marker
View of historical marker in the foreground with the marker, "Occupation of the Summit of Lookout" just to the right and the crest of summit (with part of gun battery on the left) overlooking Chattanooga and the Tennessee River Valley in the background.
the troops stationed there had crossed Chattanooga Creek. At 2 A.M. of the 25th the forces on the Cravens House Plateau retired, the joint forces proceeding undisturbed to Missionary Ridge.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number MT-341.)
 
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 (here, next to this marker); Union Casualties (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Casualties
Confederate Forces – Battle of Lookout - Gun Battery image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
3. Confederate Forces – Battle of Lookout - Gun Battery
View of Confederate gun battery (that is located in front of historical marker) that is situated on the crest of the summit, over looking Chattanooga and the Tennessee River Valley.
(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. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Entrance to Point Park image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
4. Entrance to Point Park
View of the entrance to Point Park, historical marker is approximately 300 feet to the south of the entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 873 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 11, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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