Southern troops well knew what it meant they had lost Orchard Knob
So the Union
was a mile nearer to the rising land at the foot of Missionary Ridge
showed his strength on top, and then Grant
knew that he was not retreating.
was now strengthened with artillery.
was frightened, and took troops away from Lookout Mountain
across to the other side, where the unseen Sherman
Through that night Sherman
came out from the concealing hills upon the river, dropped silently down the river on the bridge-boats, caught all the rebel river pickets but one, and by dawn began his noiseless bridge of thirteen hundred feet, which General Smith
finished by noon.
By one, he was marching to the foot of the ridge in a drizzling rain, hidden by clouds from the enemy's watch across the theatre on Lookout Mountain
By this Tuesday night he was upon his end of Missionary