Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The View from the Top
Many of the soldiers posed atop the "palisades" at the northern end of Lookout Mountain's summit. In 1868, William F.G. Shanks, a Northern journalist, described the palisades as "a ridge of dark, cold, gray rocks, bare even of moss, which rise to the height of fifty or sixty feet, overhanging, arch-like, the beholder who looks up at them from their base; and which, seen from the valley, have the appearance of a crown encircling a human brow." Umbrella Rock on the palisades was an especially popular spot for photographs.
Erected by the Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 0.555′ N, 85° 20.625′ W. Marker is in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on East Brow Road south of Point Park Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This historic marker is on the top of Lookout Mountain, very near the "Point Park" facility run by the National Park Service at the northern most end of the mountain, and in front of the commercially run facility, "The Battles for Chattanooga Museum.". Marker is at or near this postal address: 1110 East Brow Road, Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Artillery (a few steps from this marker); The Battles for Chattanooga (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Point Park (about 300 feet away); Stevenson's Division (about 300 feet away); Occupation of the Summit of Lookout (about 500 feet away); Union Casualties Confederate Casualties (about 500 feet away); 96th Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
Also see . . .
1. Images for umbrella Rock Tennessee. This is a link to images of Umbrella Rock provided by Google. (Submitted on September 3, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Images for point park lookout mountain. This is a link to images of Point Park provided by Google. (Submitted on September 3, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.