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Lookout Mountain

The Battle of Lookout Mountain, also known as the Battle Above the Clouds, was fought on November 24, 1863, as part of the Chattanooga Campaign during the American Civil War. Union forces under the command of Major General Joseph Hooker attacked Lookout Mountain and defeated Confederate forces commanded by Major General Carter L. Stevenson. The battle drove into the Confederate left flank and allowed General Hooker’s men to assist in the Battle of Missionary Ridge the following day, which routed General Bragg’s Confederate Army and lifted the siege of Union forces in Chattanooga – opening the gateway into the Deep South and, eventually, bringing an end to the Civil War.

Potter

Norman F. Potter

Rank: First Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company E, 149th New York Infantry
Action Place: Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
(November 24, 1863)
Born: June 10, 1826, Pompey, New York
Citation: Capture of flag (Bragg’s army).
Kiggins

John Kiggins

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company D, 149th New York Infantry
Action Place: Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
(November 24, 1863)
Born: February 2, 1837, Syracuse, New York
Citation: Waved the colors to save the lives of the men who were being fired upon by their own batteries, and thereby drew upon himself a concentrat
Kapresser

Peter Kappesser

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company B, 149th New York Infantry
Action Place: Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
(November 24, 1863)
Born: 1893, Germany
Citation: Capture of Confederate flag (Bragg’s army).
Barnum

Henry A. Barnum

Rank: Colonel
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: 149th New York Infantry
Action Place: Chattanooga, Tennessee
(November 23, 1863)
Born: September 24, 1833, Jamesville, Onondaga County, New York
Citation: Although suffering severely from wounds, he led his regiment, inciting the men to greater action by word and example until again severely wounded.