Wednesday, April 16, 2014


We spent the remainder of Tuesday driving to Chattanooga.  We then spent Wednesday morning driving up to Lookout Mountain to visit the civil war site at the top of the Mountain.  I'm not going to spend a lot of time summarizing all that went on in Chattanooga during the Civil War.

The bottom line here is that the Union again won the day, this time after U. S. Grant showed up on the scene to break the Confederate siege of the the town.  The Union was then able to drive the Confederates off of nearby Missionary Ridge and effectively give Grant the ability to run all the way to Atlanta.  This was a major win after the Union's recent loss in nearby Chickamauga.

Here's a shot from Lookout Mountain, looking down upon Chattanooga and the Tennessee river:

We didn't spend enough time in Chattanooga to get a real good feel for the town, I will say that it most definitely has a different vibe than other places like Memphis and Missouri.  Even though its a relatively small city, Chattanooga has a young, healthy feel to it.  Certainly not something (health in particular) that you can say about Missouri, northern Mississippi, or Western Tennessee.  It would have been nice to spend more time in Chattanooga; however, we wanted to be able to spend two full days in Nashville, so we headed north.

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