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<b>Battle Above the Clouds</b>:
Hooker's troops drove the Confederates from Lookout Mountain:
On November 24, 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, the Union commander, ordered Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's forces to storm Lookout Mountain. Hooker's men swept up the western slope of the mountain (where the trails are) and then charged around the base of the cliffs.
The battle reached its high point near the Cravens House just below these cliffs. The outnumbered Confederates were repeatedly pushed back.
Because fog enveloped the mountain most of the day, soldiers nicknamed the Battle of Lookout Mountain the "Battle Above the Clouds." That night, the Confederates retreated across the Chattanooga Creek to Missionary Ridge.
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