General Grant on Lookout Mountain
Confederate generals held Lookout Mountain, outside the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, following the Union defeat at the battle of Chickamauga Creek, September 19-20, 1863. Union troops continued to occupy Chattanooga, but were surrounded. General Grant sent forces under the command of William Tecumseh Sherman and Fighting Joe Hooker to attack the Confederate army, and Hooker's soldiers seized the summit of Lookout Mountain on November 24, 1863.
Citation - Document 59
Photographs: Civil War: Persons
November 25, 1863
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