Who won the battle of lookout mountain?
The Union Army, commanded by Major General Hooker.
The battle of Lookout Mountain was a part of the Third Battle of Chattanooga, that fought on Nov. 24, 1863, when Union Gen. Hooker attacked eastward between the Tennessee River and Lookout Mountain. Hooker'smen found the Confederate position weakly guarded, so that they succeeded in climbing it and sweeping the enemy off Lookout Mountain. Some time later this action was called ,the "Battle above the Clouds".
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It was the second action in the battle of Chattanooga and was significant because Gen. Braxton Bragg unexpectedly lost the key position south of the city, called Lookout Mountain, when Union Gen. Hooker succeeded in seizing the top of the mountain opening the first breach in the Confederate defensive system. Bragg was therefore forced to withdraw his left wing behind the Chattanooga Creek.