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(7-01) Battle Above the Clouds. Site Marker: 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 cliff to your right. The battle reached its high point near the Cravens House just below these cliff 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
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(6-2011) Enlarge The University of the South marker on Lookout Mountain
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(7-01) Sunset Rock. The view is looking north. NPS Tour Guide: Generals Braxton Bragg and James Longstreet used this rock as an observation post on October 28, 1863, to plan the night attack on an isolated division of Hooker's corps at Wauhatchie, an unsuccessful attempt to cut the federal army's newly opened "
Cracker Line" in Lookout Valley

See panoramas for a 180 degree view from Sunset Rock
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(2007) A view of Moccasin Bend from Sunset Rock
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(2007) Sunset Rock from Reflection Riding at the bottom of Lookout Mountain. From Sunset Rock, Longstreet and Bragg gazed into Lookout Valley to see the approach of Hooker's XI & XII corps marching from Bridgeport, Alabama
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(2007) Before dawn on November 24, 1863, Capt. Jesse R. Millison of the 29th PA, led two companies down the slope on the opposite bank of Lookout Creek at Light Mill. Under a cover of darkness and fog they crept across the rain-swollen creek using a narrow mill dam. 42 Confederate pickets were captured and a bridgehead was formed. Pioneers felled trees and widened the mill dam into a makeshift bridge
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