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

Lookout Valley

 
 
Lookout Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
1. Lookout Valley Marker
Inscription. You are looking across Lookout Valley and the flat-topped ridges of the Cumberland Plateau. The morning of November 24, Union Gen. Hooker's troops crossed Lookout Creek opposite the present railroad yard in the valley. Then, in a long column, they climbed the mountain to the base of the cliff to your left. This wall blocked any further advance to the mountaintop. Facing north, to your right, the line next moved forward along the slope to attack the lightly held Confederate defenses. The advance cleared the creek bank of Confederate pickets. More Union soldiers crossed to join the attack, the total attacking force reached 8000. Walthall's brigade was driven back around Point Lookout, losing 900 of 1500 men - and the battle!
 
Location. 35° 0.677′ N, 85° 20.685′ W. Marker is in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Point Park Road north of East Brow Road. Touch for map. This historic marker is located in Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, on the walking trail that runs along the northwest crest of the mountain. 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. Corput's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Peace Monument
Lookout Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
2. Lookout Valley Marker
View of the historic marker in the foreground, on the crest of the mountain, with a view of the Lookout Valley in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Garrity's Alabama Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mountain Cliffs - Cherokee Geology (about 300 feet away); Confederate Forces – Battle of Lookout (about 400 feet away); 96th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Corput's Georgia Battery (about 400 feet away); Occupation of the Summit of Lookout (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lookout Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
3. Lookout Valley Marker
A more distant view of the historic marker on the crest of the mountain, with a view of the Lookout Valley in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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