It was terrible. When they first arrived at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, the men of the Army of Tennessee were on a high from their victory at Chickamauga. Even though they did not capture Chattanooga, they held the high ground—perhaps the highest ground seen in the entire war—and it seemed only a matter of time before they starved out the Federals. Now the situation had reversed, and in the interim, it was the Confederates who went hungry. Complicating their misfortunes was a cold snap that arrived in the second week of November.