Portrait of Joseph Hooker

Major General Joseph Hooker’s victory at the Battle of Lookout Mountain on November 24, 1863, enabled him to assist in the Union victory at the Battle of Missionary Ridge on the following day. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Lookout Mountain Facts

November 24, 1863

Key facts about the Battle of Lookout Mountain, also known as the Battle Above the Clouds.

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Also Known As

  • Battle Above the Clouds

Date

  • November 24, 1863

Location

  • Near the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Cumberland, 11th and 12th Army Corps

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Tennessee (2 brigades from Cheatham’s Division and 2 brigades from Stevenson’s Division)

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 10,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 8,700

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 400-650 (killed, wounded and missing/captured)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 1,200 (killed, wounded and missing/captured)

Result

  • Union victory

Significance

  • General Hooker’s victory at the Battle of Lookout Mountain enabled him to assist in the Union victory at the Battle of Missionary Ridge on the following day.

Timeline of the Chattanooga Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Chattanooga Campaign in order.

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Lookout Mountain Facts
  • Coverage November 24, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of lookout mountain
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 31, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 12, 2021
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