Battle Above the Clouds

Battle Above the Clouds (HM141T)

Location: Chattanooga, TN 37409 Hamilton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 0.757', W 85° 20.624'

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Hooker's troops
drove the Confederates
from Lookout Mountain

On November 24, 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, the Union commander, ordered Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's forces to storm Lookout Mountain. Hooker's men swept up the western slope of the mountain from your left, and then charged around the base of these cliffs to you right.

The battle reached its high point near the Cravens House just below these cliffs to your right. The outnumbered Confederates were repeatedly pushed back.

Because fog enveloped the mountain most of the day, soldiers nicknamed the Battle of Lookout Mountain the "Battle Above the Clouds." That night the Confederates retreated across Chattanooga Creek to Missionary Ridge.

[Caption for the picture displayed on the marker]:

James Walker, a battle eyewitness, painted this interpretation of the Battle Above the Clouds in 1874.

General Hooker, directing the Union assault, rides a white horse in the foreground. (Hooker was located in the valley to your left.) In the background you can see the summit of Lookout Mountain where you are now standing.
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HM NumberHM141T
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Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 8:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 651121 N 3875695
Decimal Degrees35.01261667, -85.34373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 0.757', W 85° 20.624'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 0' 45.42" N, 85° 20' 37.44" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-576 Bluff Trail, Chattanooga TN 37409, US
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