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  • Writer's pictureGeorge Castrioti

November 24th, 1863 - The Battle of Lookout Mountain

Conflict: American Civil War

Combatants: Confederates vs. Federals

Location: Tennessee (USA)

Outcome: Federal victory

On this first day of the Battle of Chattanooga, Federal General Joseph Hooker's 2 Corps assaulted Lookout Mountain on the Confederate right wing in a heavy fog. The Confederates are driven back and withdraw during the night.

The Battle of Lookout Mountain by James Walker

Points of Interest:

  • The fog on Lookout Mountain was so thick that Hooker's troops had advanced to within a few yards of the Confederate lines before the belligerents were aware of one another.

  • The Battle of Lookout Mountain is also known as the "Battle Above the Clouds" due to the dense fog on the mountain that day.

Joseph Hooker by Matthew Brady

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