About Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Lookout Mountain Battlefield is the site where General Ulysses S. Grant led the Union Army to victory over the Confederate forces of General Braxton Bragg in what some know as the “Battle in the Clouds”. This battle formed part of the campaign to control nearby Chattanooga, considered to be the gateway to the South.
The Lookout Mountain Battle followed the Battle of Chickamauga, which the Confederates had won and this latest victory was essential to secure Union control of the South. Lookout Mountain Battlefield forms part of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, which is brimming with monuments as well historical trails and markers. And, of course, the views are great.
It is also well worth seeing James Walker’s painting, aptly called “Battle of Lookout Mountain”. You can find this as well as other exhibits at the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Centre.