American Revolutionary War BattleThe 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Sons of the American Revolution series|
|Placed By||John Sevier Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 6:52am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 651582 N 3876381|
|Decimal Degrees||35.01873333, -85.33855000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 1.124', W 85° 20.313'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 1' 7.44" N, 85° 20' 18.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1414-1452 TN-148 Scenic, Chattanooga TN 37409, US|
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