27 October 2013

Securing Lookout Valley

From Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee

At Brown's ferry were parts of two regiments of infantry and two pieces of artillery. The movement secured Lookout Valley to the Union forces, opening a short line of supplies both by road and river to the railroad at Bridgeport. The battle of Chattanooga also occupied three days. Its object was to force Bragg from before the city, his lines occupying Lookout Mountain, crossing the valley south of the city, and running in front of Missionary Ridge to the river above the city.*

*Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park Commission report

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