First Federal Troops Scaling Roper’s Rock Following the Battle of Lookout Mountain
- Creator:Unknown photographer
- Title:First Federal Troops Scaling Roper’s Rock Following the Battle of Lookout Mountain
- Description:Federal troops employing ladders and scaling cliffs at Roper's Rock following the Battle of Lookout Mountain.
- Historical Note:The Battle of Lookout Mountain or the "Battle Above the Clouds, " commenced on November 24, 1863, with General Braxton Bragg's Confederate forces in possession of Lookout Mountain. Before daylight the next morning, and in opposition to the wishes of commander General Ulysses S. Grant, Federal volunteers scaled the cliffs of the Palisades, found the Confederates had withdrawn, and claimed Lookout Mountain. The rock was named after U. S. Sergeant Roper, who fell to his death there.
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- Digital Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University