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In 1839, the community of Ross's Landing incorporated as the city of Chattanooga.
The city grew quickly, initially benefiting from a location well-suited for river commerce.
The US Army used Ross's Landing as the site of one of three large internment camps, or "emigration depots", where Native Americans were held before the journey on the Trail of Tears.
The earliest Cherokee occupation dates from Dragging Canoe, who in 1776 separated himself and moved downriver from the main tribe to establish Native American resistance during the Cherokee–American wars) to European settlement in the southeastern United States.
Following the Battle of Chickamauga, the defeated Union Army retreated to safety in Chattanooga. Grant reinforced troops at Chattanooga and advanced to Orchard Knob against Confederate troops besieging the city.
On November 23, 1863, the Battles for Chattanooga began when Union forces led by future United States President and Maj. The next day, the Battle of Lookout Mountain was fought, driving the Confederates off the mountain.
Located in southeastern Tennessee in East Tennessee, on the Tennessee River, served by multiple railroads and Interstate highways, Chattanooga is a transit hub.
Chattanooga lies 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Atlanta, Georgia, 120 miles (190 km) southwest of Knoxville, Tennessee, 135 miles (217 km) southeast of Nashville, Tennessee, 120 miles (190 km) northeast of Huntsville, Alabama, and 148 miles (238 km) northeast of Birmingham, Alabama.
The city, with a downtown elevation of approximately 680 feet (210 m), lies at the transition between the ridge-and-valley portion of the Appalachian Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau.