Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge

Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge (HM141V)

Location: Lookout Mountain, TN 37350 Hamilton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 0.756', W 85° 20.621'

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In 1863, Chattanooga was a major railroad hub with a population of 2,500. In late November the city was in Union hands, while Confederate forces occupied Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge. Both sides struggled for control, for if the Federals cemented their grip on Chattanooga, they would have a perfect staging area for an invasion of the deep South.

A Fortified City

By late November 1863, General Grant had transformed Chattanooga into a Federal stronghold bounded by earthworks. Union forces were now ready to take the offensive.

On November 23, Grant's troops captured Orchard Knob, a hill about midway between the Union fortifications in the city and the Confederate lines on Missionary Ridge. On the following two days, the Federals pushed the Confederates from Lookout Mountain and won a decisive victory on Missionary Ridge.
HM NumberHM141V
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 651125 N 3875693
Decimal Degrees35.01260000, -85.34368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 0.756', W 85° 20.621'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 0' 45.36" N, 85° 20' 37.26" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 Point Park Rd, Lookout Mountain TN 37350, US
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