Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Was the Battle of Lookout Mountain fought on top of the mountain?
A. While there were Confederate troops and artillery batteries on top of Lookout Mountain on November 24, 1863, the battle was fought on the mountain’s slopes, not on top.
Q. What do the acorns found on many Chickamauga and Chattanooga Military Park monuments represent?
A. The acorns are the symbol of George Henry Thomas’s 14th Army Corps that stood “like an oak tree” on Snodgrass Hill at the conclusion of the battle of Chickamauga.
Q. Why does the entrance to Point Park look like a castle?
A. The U.S.Army Corps of Engineers built the Point Park gate and adjoining wall. The entrance gate, which resembles that of a castle, was completed in 1905, and is the largest symbol of the Army Corps displayed anywhere in the world.
Q. How tall is the Wilder Brigade Monument?
A. In 1892 construction of the planned 105 feet tall Wilder Brigade Monument began. Economic hard times reduced funding support, and the design was changed to reduce the Monument’s height to 85 feet. The Wilder Brigade Monument was finally completed in 1899.