The View from the TopBoth the Confederate and the Union soldiers who fought in and around Chattanooga were struck by the region's scenic beauty. During the Union army's occupation of Chattanooga (November 1863 - Summer 1865), countless men hiked up Lookout Mountain to gaze out over the surrounding countryside, have their pictures taken for the folks back home, and walk through the mountain's rock formations. They no doubt shared the opinion of Elias Cornelius, a Congregationalist minister who wrote of the view in 1818, "The summit of Lookout Mountain overlooks the whole country ... with the view of an interminable forest, penetrated by the windings of a bold river, interspersed with hundreds of verdant prairies and broken by many ridges and mountains ... [providing] a landscape which yields to few others in extent, variety, or beauty."
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|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||The Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 11:46pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 651125 N 3875322|
|Decimal Degrees||35.00925000, -85.34375000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 0.555', W 85° 20.625'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 0' 33.30" N, 85° 20' 37.50" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1110 E Brow Rd, Lookout Mountain TN 37350, US|
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