Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain (HM2EV)

Location: Chattanooga, TN 37409 Hamilton County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 1.124', W 85° 20.313'

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American Revolutionary War Battle

The Chattanooga area was firmly controlled by the Chickamauga Indians at the time of The American Revolution. The Cherokee Indian chiefs had signed peace and land treaties with the Colonial settlers. However, a small group of rebellious Cherokees were not in accord with these treaties and continued unabated warfare with the expanding settlers. They were called the Chickamaugas and were led by Chief Dragging Canoe. They were actively supported by the British through local agents and traders. The Government of North Carolina authorized a Military Campaign against them in the summer of 1782, pledging Continental Congressional support. Colonel John Sevier organized a force of some of 250 "Nolichucky Riflemen" to pursue the Chickamaugas and to rescue captives. On September 20, 1782, after several minor encounters, Sevier and his men engaged the Chickamaugas in a battle high in the palisades at the north end of Lookout Mountain. The Frontiersmen's accurate rifle fire soon overcame their foes. This was an official Revolutionary War engagement and is considered by many to be the LAST "OVERMOUNTAIN" BATTLE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
The preliminary signing of the peace treaty ending the Revolution was on November 30, 1782.
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HM NumberHM2EV
Series This marker is part of the Sons of the American Revolution series
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByJohn Sevier Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 6:52am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 651582 N 3876381
Decimal Degrees35.01873333, -85.33855000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 1.124', W 85° 20.313'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 1' 7.44" N, 85° 20' 18.78" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1414-1452 TN-148 Scenic, Chattanooga TN 37409, US
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