Battle of Chickamauga Anniversary Tours Kick Off Friday

September 11, 2019

Visitors are invited to join the staff and volunteers of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park as we commemorate the 156th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga with a series of ranger-guided tours, hikes, lectures and living history demonstrations. Programs are scheduled to begin Friday, September 13, and to conclude Sunday, September 22.  

 

Beginning September 18, 1863, Union and Confederate forces clashed along the banks of West Chickamauga Creek. At stake was the transportation hub of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and with it, the fortunes of the fledgling Confederacy and the future of the United States and its citizens. For three days the armies struggled through the woods and fields, leaving behind the broken dreams and lives of thousands of young men cut down in the prime of life. Despite the Confederate victory at Chickamauga, the Union Army regrouped in Chattanooga, where a Union victory marked the “Death Knell of the Confederacy.”

 

A complete program schedule, including times and descriptions, is available at the following web address:  https://www.nps.gov/chch/chickamauga156.htm

 

For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/chch.   

 

About the National Park Service.

More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

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