Point Park, located on top of Lookout Mountain overlooking Chattanooga, Tennessee, is part of the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park which includes the Lookout Mountain Battlefield. Here is where the Confederates held off the Union army in the fall of 1863 as part of the battle for Chattanooga. After the Union defeat at Chickamauga, they retreated to Chattanooga. The Confederates occupied both Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge overlooking Chattanooga. Once the Union forces were reinforced, they attacked and pushed the Confederates back into Georgia.
Now that the Union controlled the supply lines into Chattanooga, they would prepare their forces for what would become Sherman’s famous march to the sea beginning that next spring.
Today this beautiful park commemorates the battle fought here and the men who fought it. There is a Visitor Center just outside the gate you see in this photo, but most of the historical resources for this campaign will be found at the information center at Chickamauga battlefield.