The south fired the 1st shot of the Civil War on April 12, 1861 at Fort Sumter, SC.

 The Union Army defeated the Confederates at Lookout Mountain on November 24, 1863.

 Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his troops to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, VA on April 9, 1865

The following photos were taken during the Civil War  in and around what would become ST Elmo

Photos are courtesy of the Library of Conress


Gen. Grant and staff on side of Lookout Mountain 

Union General Thomas and Staff on Lookout Mountain

Union Army camped at what would later be ST Elmo

Signal Tower on Lookout Mountain

Union Army at Roper's Rock

Roper's Rock was named to honor a Union Soldier that fell to his death from the rock

Union Army camped at what would later be Wauhatchie Pike

Painting of The Battle of Lookout Mountain

Union Soldiers on Lookout Mountain  

Artists James Walker and Theodore Davis of Harper's Weekly sketch Chattanooga

Union Soldiers pose at Point Lookout  

Lone Union Cavaleryman posing at Point Lookout