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Signal Point

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  Links:
1. Signal Point: National Park Sevice
2. Signal Mountain, Tennessee - Wikipedia
3. Sherpa Guides | Georgia | Civil War | Chattanooga Area

(June 2005) Signal Point interpretive marker

(January 2012) Enlarge Williams Island (Tennessee River) from Signal Point Reservation on Walden's Ridge, part of the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
 
Signal Point was key in the Union’s victory in Chattanooga, although no actual fighting took place there. It was mainly used as a lookout point from which the Union soldiers were able to keep surveillance on the rebel forces below. This station was also used to relay messages to Cameron Hill and Lookout Mountain. Most of the signals were sent through fire, smoke, and flags. From Cameron Hill the messages were transported across Walden’s Ridge to Bridgeport, Alabama

            
 
(January 2012) Enlarge Interpretive Marker at Signal Point   (January 2012) Enlarge Interpretive Marker at Signal Point
     
 

(January 2012) Enlarge Signal Point, Raccoon Mountain in background

 

(January 2012) Enlarge Tennessee River gorge from Signal Point. Union sympathizer, Bob White, lived nearby

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