#56 Burst of Fire Lookout Mountain, Tennessee November 24, 1863

Lookout Mountain, Tenn. Nov. 24, 1863


Fighting in a heavy mist, the Northern soldiers completely wrecked the Confederate forces today, and gained control of Lookout Mountain. The fog was so thick that often the only things that could be seen were the flashes of gunfire. The Union expected a long drawn-out battle, but they didn't know that they outnumbered the Confederate men by 6 to 1. The Rebels were forced to retreat as the Northern troops pressed harder for victory. General Grant was pleased at learning of the capture of Lookout Mountain. Grant now plans to continue his assault on the main line of soldiers stationed at Missionary Ridge. He has sent orders to General Sherman and General Thomas to take the ridge immediately.