The Best Way Up Lookout in ’63
- Creator:Theodore R. Davis (1840-1894)
- Title:The Best Way Up Lookout in ’63
- Description:Two crouching figures lead the viewer's eye into a deforested landscape with the remains of a house and chimney. The image is signed in the lower left "Theo R. Davis 1863."
- Historical Note:This image of Lookout Mountain depicts the route of Union soldiers, who came straight up the face of the hill by the Cravens House to capture the strategic location held by the Confederates. The Cravens House is shown here as just a foundation and chimney. Historian Jim Hoobler believes that Union troops stripped off the wood siding to keep as souvenirs of their heroic victory. The devastation that the war wrecked on the landscape is pictured here.
- Contributing Institution:Chattanooga History Center
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- Digital Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
- Full Record:http://content.mtsu.edu/u?/shades,256