By David Powell,William Lee White
Yet these Confederates, as soon as jubilant at having routed the Federals at Chickamauga and pushed them again into the obvious capture of Chattanooga’s trenches, came upon their very own conditions more and more tricky to undergo. within the fast aftermath in their victory, the South had fun; the Confederacy’s personal mess ups of the former summer—Vicksburg and Gettysburg—were doubtless reversed. Then got here stalemate in entrance of these similar trenches. The Confederates held the excessive flooring, Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, yet they can now not thoroughly seal off Chattanooga from the north.
The Union spoke back. Reinforcements have been at the approach. a brand new guy arrived to take command: Ulysses S. provide. accomplice basic Braxton Bragg, unwilling to release a frontal assault on Chattanooga’s defenses, sought victory in other places, diverting troops to East Tennessee.
Battle above the Clouds through David Powell recounts the 1st half the crusade to raise the siege of Chattanooga, together with the hole of the “cracker line,” the weird evening conflict of Wauhatchie, and essentially the most dramatic battles of the whole conflict: Lookout Mountain.