Death Knell of the Confederacy In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, known as the "Gateway to the Deep South." The Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September. However, renewed fighting in Chattanooga that November provided Union troops victory and control of the city. After the fighting, a Confederate soldier ominously wrote, "This...is the death-knell of the Confederacy." Park closed at sunset.
Magnificent. I saw families with young children on the trail. I saw seasoned hikers and I saw casual strollers. It is on the side of a mountain and the climb up to sunset rock is steep but there are steps built with stone so looks natural. The views are breath taking; the best I have seen.