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."

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Features

Parks as Classrooms

Plan a Field Trip

Are you a teacher interested in bringing your students to the park? Park rangers provide curriculum-based programs to supplement your lessons.

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Unidentified Union Soldier Holding Hand-drawn Map

Points Map - Monument Locator

Points Map is an interactive way to locate various monuments, tablets, and structures throughout the park.

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CHCH OPS Building

One Park - Multiple Stories

The nearly 10,000 acre Park consists of multiple stories, ranging from pre-historic and historic archeological sites to Civil War battlefields.

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View of Moccasin Bend from Point Park

Moccasin Bend National Archeological District

Moccasin Bend is a valuable landmark and repository of over 12,000 years of American identity.

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Trading Card Collage

Trading Cards for Kids

Discover more than 500 stories about America’s journey from the Civil War to Civil Rights. View online or visit this park to collect your own copies.

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