"Fight the Enemy Stubbornly" The Recapture of Lookout Mountain
On Saturday, September 28, at 2 pm, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will conduct a 90 minute, 1 mile walking tour down Lookout Mountain’s East Brow Road in order to discuss the mountain’s recapture by Confederates in September 1863. This tour will meet at the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center (110 Point Park Road, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350) and is FREE of charge.
On September 23, 1863, following the Union Army’s defeat at Chickamauga, Confederate horsemen under General Joseph Wheeler received orders to “move to the top of Lookout Mountain and sweep it northward.” Thundering down the mountain’s summit, his troopers encountered a stubborn resistance by the barricaded
3rd Tennessee Infantry (US) in the small hamlet of Summertown. Could Lookout Mountain’s point be held? If not, what were the ramifications of its loss? Join us to learn more about this important occurrence as it signaled the end of the Chickamauga Campaign.