The Battle of Lookout Mountain, November 25, 1863 – The Scene from Lookout Valley
- Creator:Theodore R. Davis (1840-1894)
- Title:The Battle of Lookout Mountain, November 25, 1863 – The Scene from Lookout Valley
- Description:Battle scene at the base of a mountain partly shrouded in fog.
- Historical Note:Although both Theodore Davis and James Walker worked in the Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain area as "Special Artists" for Harpers Weekly and other publications during the war, they also created and published images in the years following. While Davis may actually have been present at this scene, he created this illustration for Harper's Weekly from a painting in the possession of General Joseph Hooker to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the battle. The magazine credits Hooker's use of artillery to thicken the lingering clouds on the morning of the battle so as to obscure the view of the Federal troops in the valley from the Confederates on the mountain. The engagement is also known as "The Battle above the Clouds."
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