The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Battle of Lookout Mountain

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*Includes a Bibliography *Includes Civil War Battles: The PDF/EPUB ² pictures Civil War PDF È of the battle's important generals*Includes accounts of the fighting written by important generals The Greatest ePUB ✓ like Grant, Sherman, Bragg, Longstreet, and *Includes a Bibliography for further reading*Includes a Table of Contents“Viewed Greatest Civil War eBook ✓ from whatever point, Lookout Mountain, with its high palisaded crest, and its steep, rugged, rocky, and deeplyfurrowed slopes, presented an imposing barrier to our advance – Fighting Joe HookerIn late September , the Confederates began laying siege to the Union Army of the Cumberland around Chattanooga in what would be their last gasp for supremacy in the West Following the devastating Union defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga on September , the army and its shaken commander, General William S Rosecrans, began digging in around the city and waiting for reinforcements to arrive Meanwhile, the Confederate Army of Tennessee, under General Braxton Bragg, took the surrounding heights, including Missionary Ridge to the east and Lookout Mountain to the southwest, allowing them control over the vital rail and river supply lines needed by the Union forces in the city Bragg planned to lay siege to the city and starve the Union forces into surrenderingHaving lost faith in Rosecrans after Chickamauga, Washington delegated Ulysses S Grant with the task of lifting the siege by placing him in command of nearly the entire theater Grant replaced Rosecrans with George H Thomas, who had saved the army at Chickamauga, and ordered him to hold Chattanooga at all hazards” Thomas replied, We will hold the town till we starve” Meanwhile, President Lincoln detached General Hooker and two divisions from the Army of the Potomac and sent them west to reinforce the garrison at ChattanoogaWhat followed were some of the most remarkable operations of the entire Civil War Hooker and his reinforcements helped open up a vital supply line known as the “cracker line”, effectively ensuring that enough supplies could reach Knoxville With that, preparations turned to a pitched battle between the two sides, and in a series of actions in late November, Grant sought to lift the siege and drive back Bragg’s Confederate army by attacking their positions on high ground Although the Chattanooga Campaign is mostly remembered for the Battle of Missionary Ridge, that climactic battle was preceded by the Battle of Lookout Mountain, which witnessed some of the most unique fighting of the war Also known as the “Battle Above the Clouds”, on November the Union and Confederate soldiers fought each other on mountainous terrain in heavy fog that obscured the battle lines throughout the battle, leading one soldier to call it “undoubtedly the roughest battle field of the war” By midafternoon, the heavy clouds had actually made the field dark, and with Confederate and Union commanders literally in the dark, Union soldiers under the command of Fighting Joe Hooker seized the summit of Lookout Mountain on their own initiative and compelled the Confederates to withdraw from what had seemed a daunting and impregnable defensive line The Union victory at Lookout Mountain would completely alter the dispositions of the two armies and change Grant’s battle plan, all of which inadvertently helped produce the Battle of Missionary Ridge the following day The successes at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge would save the day for Grant, and his victory in the Chattanooga Campaign is considered the last good chance the South had in the West during the Civil War The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Battle of Lookout Mountain comprehensively covers the campaign and the events that led up to the crucial battle, the fighting itself, and the aftermath of the battle.

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The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Battle of Lookout
    The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Battle of Lookout deeplyfurrowed slopes, presented an imposing barrier to our advance – Fighting Joe HookerIn late September , the Confederates began laying siege to the Union Army of the Cumberland around Chattanooga in what would be their last gasp for supremacy in the West Following the devastating Union defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga on September , the army and its shaken commander, General William S Rosecrans, began digging in around the city and waiting for reinforcements to arrive Meanwhile, the Confederate Army of Tennessee, under General Braxton Bragg, took the surrounding heights, including Missionary Ridge to the east and Lookout Mountain to the southwest, allowing them control over the vital rail and river supply lines needed by the Union forces in the city Bragg planned to lay siege to the city and starve the Union forces into surrenderingHaving lost faith in Rosecrans after Chickamauga, Washington delegated Ulysses S Grant with the task of lifting the siege by placing him in command of nearly the entire theater Grant replaced Rosecrans with George H Thomas, who had saved the army at Chickamauga, and ordered him to hold Chattanooga at all hazards” Thomas replied, We will hold the town till we starve” Meanwhile, President Lincoln detached General Hooker and two divisions from the Army of the Potomac and sent them west to reinforce the garrison at ChattanoogaWhat followed were some of the most remarkable operations of the entire Civil War Hooker and his reinforcements helped open up a vital supply line known as the “cracker line”, effectively ensuring that enough supplies could reach Knoxville With that, preparations turned to a pitched battle between the two sides, and in a series of actions in late November, Grant sought to lift the siege and drive back Bragg’s Confederate army by attacking their positions on high ground Although the Chattanooga Campaign is mostly remembered for the Battle of Missionary Ridge, that climactic battle was preceded by the Battle of Lookout Mountain, which witnessed some of the most unique fighting of the war Also known as the “Battle Above the Clouds”, on November the Union and Confederate soldiers fought each other on mountainous terrain in heavy fog that obscured the battle lines throughout the battle, leading one soldier to call it “undoubtedly the roughest battle field of the war” By midafternoon, the heavy clouds had actually made the field dark, and with Confederate and Union commanders literally in the dark, Union soldiers under the command of Fighting Joe Hooker seized the summit of Lookout Mountain on their own initiative and compelled the Confederates to withdraw from what had seemed a daunting and impregnable defensive line The Union victory at Lookout Mountain would completely alter the dispositions of the two armies and change Grant’s battle plan, all of which inadvertently helped produce the Battle of Missionary Ridge the following day The successes at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge would save the day for Grant, and his victory in the Chattanooga Campaign is considered the last good chance the South had in the West during the Civil War The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Battle of Lookout Mountain comprehensively covers the campaign and the events that led up to the crucial battle, the fighting itself, and the aftermath of the battle."/>
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  • 66 pages
  • The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Battle of Lookout Mountain
  • Charles River Editors
  • English
  • 27 July 2018

10 thoughts on “The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Battle of Lookout Mountain

  1. Amanda Thorne says:

    It was great to be able to read a book on this subject, since I actually grew up in the shadow of Lookout Mountain. I've seen the historical placards posted in several places but didn't actually know the story behind it. It really is beautiful though, when the clouds cover the valley. Down the ridge a ways, closer to LaFayette, there's a Georgia state park named Cloudland Canyon named for this phenomenon. When the clouds come down you really REALLY can't see, and I've never had it happen so bad I'd call it dark in the middle of the afternoon, I can't imagine trying to fight in those conditions. On a side note, my current profile picture was actually taken there, on Lookout. If you ever visit the area, look up that spot, it's called Sunset Rock. The placard there reads that the assault of Wauhatchie was planned from that spot, since Bragg needed to see the Union soldiers approaching himself. It's a beautiful view, with glimpses of Chattanooga and a perfect view of Lookout Valley. Careful about taking small kids though, there are no rails, no fences. If you're not careful you could walk straight off the mountain.

  2. Raymond Siso says:

    An excellent historical treating of the battles at Chattanoga and Chickamagua.

    This book provides a detailed explanation for the failure of the Confederacy at Chataganoga and how it further drive the Confederacy towards it's inevitable defeat. Sad?y, the general who should have prevailed in this battle, ineptitude led his men into the eventually defeat they incurred here.

  3. Tom Sells says:

    Great fight well described

    The terrain always influences the movement of troops, This book vividly. describes the terrain and the tactics used to solve the difficult dilemma and secure a victory despite the challenging terrain,

  4. Glenn Lygrisse says:

    Hard to follow the narrative.

    This short book on the battle seemed difficult to follow as the author went back and forth with names that were assumed well known.

  5. Daniel Patitz says:

    Interesting Viewpoint

    Perspectives offer a surprise and unlikely series of actions that lead to the results. The misunderstanding or bad Interpretation of orders was rampant on both sides leading to confusion and with weather playing a huge role the plans and reality where never a match.

  6. Nicholas Maulucci says:

    an historical summary of the civil war battle that took place at Chattanooga. nothing out of the ordinary. simply presented the facts and some discrepancies in the journals of some of the generals. who was involved? rosecrans, hooker, bragg, and others. Sherman eventually used Chattanooga as his refueling base in his March to the sea. simple, short, historical book.

  7. jean hummel says:

    Needed more maps. Head to follow with only verbiage.

    Too much words, not enough graphics. I need to fill up the spaces to make all the required spaces, ouch!

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