Cravens House

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Facility:Cravens House
Description:The Cravens House is part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park and is located at the north end of Lookout Mountain south of Chattanooga. Visits may be arranged by calling 423.821.7786.

Often called "The Battle Above the Clouds", the most intense fighting in the skirmish on Lookout Mountain during the battle of Chattanooga on November 24, 1863 occurred here. The home of Robert Cravens before the war, the building is referred to as "the white house" extensively in the orders of the day. Visible from Signal Point it provided a reference point to the Union generals who had met there to watch the battle. Both sides used it as a headquarters during the siege and battle of Chattanooga.

Although the house sustained little damage during the battle, Union soldiers destoyed the house afterwards. Only the base of the home and a nearby outbuilding remained. Cravens returned to rebuild and live in it after the war. This photo, shot in 1907, features the house which was the scene of intense fighting. The building at the top of the mountain is the old Lookout Mountain Hotel, which burned shortly after the photo was taken.
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Address 1:I-24 to Exit #178
Address 2:3370 LaFayette Road
City:Fort Oglethorpe
State/Province:TN
Zip Code:30742
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Hours:Seasonally April-October.
Admission:A fee is charged.
Telephone:(423) 821-6181
Website:Visit Website
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