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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 5: the Chattanooga campaign.--movements of Sherman's and Burnside's forces. (search)
eedful highway for supplies for the National army. While Hooker was fighting on Lookout Mountain, Sherman's troops were crossing the Tennessee above Chattanooga. At one o'clock in the morning, Nov. 24. three thousand men embarked on the pontoon boats already mentioned, at the mouth of the North Chickamauga Creek, behind the shelter of Friar's Island. They floated silently down the river, landed some troops above the mouth of the South Chickamauga, to capture Confederate pickets Pulpit Rook. this shows the character of a portion of the summit of Lookout Mountain, where it abuts upon the Tennessee River. There lie in picturesque confusion immense laminated bowlders, and occasionally columnar masses of Rock. Not far from Summertown (a place of summer resort on the top of the Mountain), on the road 164 to Lula Falls, is a curious collection of these, called Rock City. Two columnar masses, called the two sisters, rising near each other, appear like the huge boundaries of an imm