Silent for nearly 160 years, this relic of the Civil War stands guard over the Tennessee River. Historic photos show General Ulysses S. Grant not far from this site after the Battle of Lookout Mountain was over. The defeat of Confederate forces here opened a gateway into the deep south for the Union forces. The guns were silenced, but unfortunately, also were the lives of hundreds of soldiers, the pawns of war. Now quiet reigns over the battlements of so long ago, leaving behind memories of what was, imaginings what might have been, and contemplation of current reality.
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