Battle


Battle of Lookout Mountain

Battle Above the Clouds

Part of the Chattanooga–Ringgold Campaign




Battle Summary
Date 11/24/1863 - 11/24/1863
Location Chattanooga, Tennessee
Result Union victory
Belligerents
Flag of the United States United States
(Union)
Flag of Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders
Joseph Hooker Carter L. Stevenson
Forces Engaged
Military Division of the Mississippi Army of Tennessee
Strength
Estimated
10,000 8.726
Source: Wikipedia - Battle of Lookout Mountain
Casualties and losses
Killed
Wounded
Missing 1,064
Total 408 1,251
Source: Wikipedia - Battle of Lookout Mountain
Synopsis of the battle:
The Battle of Lookout Mountain was fought November 24, 1863, as part of the Chattanooga Campaign of the American Civil War. Union forces under Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker assaulted Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and defeated Confederate forces commanded by Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson. Lookout Mountain was one engagement in the Chattanooga battles between Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Military Division of the Mississippi and the Confederate Army of Tennessee, commanded by Gen. Braxton Bragg. It drove in the Confederate left flank and allowed Hooker's men to assist in the Battle of Missionary Ridge the following day, which routed Bragg's army, lifting the siege of Union forces in Chattanooga, and opening the gateway into the Deep South.

Source: Wikipedia - Battle of Lookout Mountain




Status of the Battlefield:
The battlefield has been preserved.

The Battle of Lookout Mountain battlefield has been preserved by the National Parks Service and is part of the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park .

Visit the official park web site at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
Surviving earthworks: Unknown



Aids for your visit to the battlefield:
Is there a battlefield app? No
Map of the Battlefield showing the locations of the markers? No

Park where the battlefield has been preserved:


Monuments Documented:
CWBFM has documented 6 monuments on the battlefield. (Map Monuments)





More Information • • •
  1. About North Georgia: Battle Above the Clouds ( Submitted on 06/06/2014 by ). change
  2. Wikipedia: Battle of Lookout Mountain ( Submitted on 06/06/2014 by ). change
  3. Civil War Trust: Battle of Lookout Mountain This site has a map of the battle. ( Submitted on 06/06/2014 by ). change

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Credits:
This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on June 06, 2014. This page has been viewed 378 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 1 time(s) since then. The page was last updated on June 06, 2014. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on June 06, 2014.



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