Title: A man and young girl on Umbrella Rock, man looking at battle marker
Catalog Number: 2017.037.0001
Date (Years): 1911-1920,1921-1930
A man and young girl are sitting on Umbrella Rock on Lookout Mountain. The man is wearing a dark suit, white shirt, tie, and small dark hat. His right hand is resting on his knee while is left arm is behind the young girl. She is sitting next to him and smiling. She is wearing white tights, a dark coat with a long, white lacy collar over the coat, and a tall dark hat. Another man is standing off to the side, looking at the Battle of Wauhatchie historical marker. He is dressed in a long, dark coat and hat. His arms are behind his back and he’s holding a package in his hands. The Tennessee River and valley are faintly visible in the background.
The Battle of Wauhatchie was fought October 28–29, 1863, in Hamilton and Marion Counties, Tennessee, and Dade County, Georgia, in the American Civil War. A Union force had seized Brown’s Ferry on the Tennessee River, opening a supply line to the Union army in Chattanooga. Confederate forces attempted to dislodge the Union forces defending the ferry and again close this supply line but were defeated. Wauhatchie was one of the few night battles of the Civil War.
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