Mountain Beautiful Trail Closure on Lookout Mountain
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising the Mountain Beautiful Trail will be closed effective January 2, 2013, and will remain closed until further notice. It is located on the east side of Lookout Mountain, above the Hardy Trail.
37th Georgia Regiment at Point Park
Contact: Anton Heinlein, 423-821-7786
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Superintendent Shawn Benge announces a special Living History weekend for Point Park, located on historic Lookout Mountain. On Saturday August 11, and Sunday, August 12, living history volunteers representing the 37th Georgia regiment will conduct Infantry demonstrations and camp talks. The Infantry demonstrations will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
In the Battle of Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863, the 37th Georgia regiment, part of Bate’s brigade, commanded by Colonel R.C. Tyler, was one of several Confederate regiments defending the ridge against the successful assault of the Army of the Cumberland. In 1864, the 37th Georgia went on to fight in the Atlanta campaign and the Battles of Franklin and Nashville.
For more information, contact the National Park Service, Point Park Visitor Center, at (423) 821-7786. - NPS -
Did You Know?
Captain Eli Lilly commanded a battery of artillery that saw heavy and successful action during the Battle of Chickamauga. Following the Civil War, Lilly, a pharmaceutical chemist, founded Eli Lilly and Company, a company which today is one of the largest in the world.