Confederate Forces - Battle of Lookout.

Confederate Forces - Battle of Lookout. (HMFC8)

Location: Lookout Mountain, TN 37350 Hamilton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 0.636', W 85° 20.628'

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Nov. 24th, 1863.

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were assigned to the line between the creek and the base of the mountain, from which Walker's Division had been withdrawn on the 23d.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 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.
HM NumberHMFC8
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 8:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 651118 N 3875471
Decimal Degrees35.01060000, -85.34380000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 0.636', W 85° 20.628'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 0' 38.16" N, 85° 20' 37.68" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 Point Park Rd, Lookout Mountain TN 37350, US
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