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(January 2012) Enlarge Haley's Trace. Private property off Suck Creek Road
 
Day's following the battle of Chickamauga, union commander William Rosecrans recognized the importance of Haley's trace as one of the shortest routes leading from Chattanooga to the union supply depot at Bridgeport, Alabama. Union wagon trains traveling on Haley's trace, located along the northern bank of the Tennessee River, west of Chattanooga, came under fire in mid October 1863 from Confederate sharpshooters positioned along steep banks of the river. Accurate Confederate rifle fire forced the union army to find an alternate route for supply and communications north of Haley's trace

(January 2012) Enlarge Shoal Creek from Suck Creek Road at bottom of Signal Mountain

            
 

(January 2012) Enlarge Modern Shoal Creek Road on top of Signal Mountain. Here the road parallels Shoal Creek

  (January 2012) Enlarge Shoal Creek at top of Signal Mountain
     
 

(January 2012) Enlarge Highway 127 from Shoal Creek Road. At this point Shoal Creek (parallel to high-line in background) starts it's drop from Signal Mountain. Military or Federal Road ended here

 

(January 2012) Enlarge Anderson Pike

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