|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Lookout Mountain
Iowa Monument at Lookout Mountain
The Iowa 4th, 9th, 25th, 26th, 30th and 31st Infantry Regiments and the Iowa 1st Battery fought in the Battle of Lookout Mountain - the "Battle above the Clouds" on November 24, 1863. This was a Federal victory that occurred a day before another decisive victory at Missionary Ridge. At Lookout Mountain, most of the military action took place at the Craven House, about one half way up the mountain. The impressive 50 foot Iowa Monument was dedicated November 19, 1906. It is located at the Craven House - look down the mountain from the House to see the monument. On my previous visit in October of 2007, the stone "cannonballs" on one side were missing - I was pleased to see that they were replaced and the monument cleaned up on my visit in October of 2010. Point Park and a small visitors center are located at the top of the mountain. Follow signs to the Craven House to see the monument. The Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain areas are part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park. Photos taken 10/1/10.