Ridge, and for the first time saw a gap splitting him from the rest of the ridge.
That retarding gap greatly changed the battle's intended shape.
So much for Sherman
on Tuesday, on the left.
On the right, Hooker
was unexpectedly strengthened by a part of Sherman
's force which the breaking of a bridge had prevented from following Sherman
turned Lookout Mountain
into a more serious matter than he had planned.
At the mountain's front, Hooker
displayed himself; and, while he thus occupied the enemy's attention on top, from behind them a part of his force came somewhat upon their rear through the drifting fog. Their picket was taken.
From his post of observation on Orchard Knob
saw the enemy coming down the mountain to oppose the advance there.
But, further round, the other force that had taken the picket was pressing on and up; and suddenly the Confederates