Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Union Occupation of the Summit
November 25, 1863
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number .)
Location. 35° 0.763′ N, 85° 20.64′ W. Marker is Touch for map. This historic marker is located just below Point Park, immediately below the Ochs Museum observation deck, on a trail that runs along the base of the Lookout Mountain palisades. 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. 111th Pennsylvania Infantry (here, next to this marker); Cobham's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Lookout Mountain Trails (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee River and Moccasin Bend (a few steps from this marker); Lookout Valley and Browns Ferry (a few steps from this marker); 29th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Point Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle Above the Clouds (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
More about this marker. This historical marker is located between Point Park on the top of Lookout Mountain and the Cravens House about midway on the slopes of Lookout Mountain. To get to this historical marker requires walking from either Point Park, down a series of aluminum steps, and the marker is very near the base of the steps, or walking up a trail, up the slopes of Lookout
Because I am in my sixties, and have two bad knees, I chose to use the steps, walking down and then back up from Point Park.
Interestingly (I think), the pictures that I took and posted of this particular historical marker were taken on a foggy day, a day with similar conditions to what existed when the battle was originally fought, above the clouds.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 2, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.