Battle above the Clouds: Lifting the Siege of Chattanooga and the Battle of Lookout Mountain, October 16 - November 24, 1863

Battle above the Clouds: Lifting the Siege of Chattanooga and the Battle of Lookout Mountain, October 16 - November 24, 1863

by David Powell


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611213775
Publisher: Savas Beatie
Publication date: 06/19/2017
Series: Emerging Civil War Series
Sales rank: 391,437
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

David A. Powell is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute (1983) with a BA in history. He has published numerous articles in various magazines, and more than fifteen historical simulations of different battles. For the past decade, David’s focus has been on the epic battle of Chickamauga, and he is nationally recognized for his tours of that important battlefield. The results of that study are the volumes The Maps of Chickamauga (2009) and Failure in the Saddle (2010), as well as The Chickamauga Campaign trilogy. The Chickamauga Campaign: A Mad Irregular Battle was published in 2014, The Chickamauga Campaign: Glory or the Grave appeared in September 2015, and the final volume, Barren Victory, was released in September 2016. David and his wife Anne live and work in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He is Vice President of Airsped, Inc., a specialized delivery firm.

Author William Lee White has spent most of his life on the Chickamauga battlefield, taking thousands of visitors through the wooded landscape and telling the story of the bloodiest engagement in the Western Theater.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Foreword William Lee White xii

Prologue xvii

Chapter 1 Besieged 1

Chapter 2 New Arrivals 15

Chapter 3 Dissension in the Ranks 27

Chapter 4 Brown's Ferry and Wauhatchie 37

Chapter 5 Smith and Tyndale Hills 51

Chapter 6 Interlude 59

Chapter 7 Orchard Knob 73

Chapter 8 Battle Above the Clouds 81

Chapter 9 The Fight for Cravens House 95

Chapter 10 Results 105

Driving Tour 1 Wheeler's Raid and the Chattanooga Campaign 109

Driving Tour 2 Brown's Ferry, Wauhatchie, and Lookout Mountain 121

Appendix A The Myth of the Cracker Line by Frank Varney 135

Appendix B A Tale of Two Paintings 145

Appendix C Civil War Tourism: Lookout Mountain 153

Order of Battle 156

Suggested Reading 168

About the Author 170

Maps Hal Jespersen

Chattanooga Area, in 1863 xviii

Wheeler's Raid 2

Opening the Cracker Line 16

Battle of Wauhatchie 38

Union Forces in East Tennessee 60

Battle of Lookout Mountain 82

Driving Tour #1 108

Driving Tour #2 120

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