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The Craven House and Point Lookout, 1902
The Craven House and Point Lookout, 1902, site of some of the most brutal fighting in the Battle of Chattanooga

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Fighting Commenced in the Battle of Chattanooga
November 23, 1863

On November 23, Thomas's troops overtook Confederates occupying Orchard Knob, between Chattanooga and the mountains. The next day, in what is known as the "battle above the clouds," Hooker drove his men on to victory at Lookout Mountain. Some of the bloodiest fighting took place there at Cravens House. On November 25, the last day of the battle, the Union Army crushed the Rebel line, forcing the Rebels to retreat further south into Georgia and, ultimately, to their final defeat in the Civil War.
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