Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Trip to Lookout Mountain

A short excerpt from the diary of Levi James Taylor, a missionary in the Southern States Mission.

October 22, 1882

This morning as soon as I came down from my room I had an opportunity to purchase a morning paper containing the peace written by the reporter who visited us last evening and it contained a very fair inspartian account of our interview and which I think will do much good as the paper has a wide circulation It is known as the Chattanoog Democrat I sent a coppy of the paper home. ...

Left twenty dollars ($20.00) in care of Pres J Morgan After returning to the Hotel and taking breakfast we all started for the top of of lookout Mt. a distence of 7 miles. where we could have a very extended view this Mt. is in the St. of Georgia or at least a portion of it.

From this Mt. Bro Morgan showed us several battle fields there was a very noted one on the Mt which we visited called in History The battle of Mt. Lookout here we saw some of the breastworks huts &c occupied by the armies we were also shown the location of the battles of Chickamauga Mission Ridge and Chattanooga

Also herd many tales of interest concerning the proceedings of the war

Bro Morgan related the circumstances of a companion being shot by his side snare through going through a pouch on his breast going through his body and also through an other pouch at the back and yet he recovered. after visiting verous object of interest and taking dinner at a hotel on the Mt. we returned as we went by carriages which we had in the city[.]

You can review the history of John Morgan's Civil War service in this post. (Click on link.)

Picture of Lula Falls on Lookout Mountain, Georgia, from www.flickr.com/photos/brent_nashville/116196125/.

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