|Panoramic view from Lookout Mountain, overlooking Chattanooga, 1864|
By George N Barnard
From his base below the Cumberland range Rosecrans's army faced Chattanooga to the southeast. However, immediately in his front was the first great barrier—the Cumberland Mountains—a lofty and rocky range dividing the waters flowing into the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers. The range rises far to the north and extends southwest into Alabama. North of Chattanooga the mountains are much bolder, more difficult to cross, with sheer cliffs on either side.
|Chickamauga Campaign, 1863|
Source: War of the Rebellion Atlas
|Henry Martyn Cist|
Source: Civil War Generals in Black & White