Bluff Trail Closed on Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Bluff Trail will be closed effective February 10, 2014, and will remain closed until further notice. The section of trail that is closed is south of the Cravens House trail and north of Sunset Rock.
Closures - Wilder Brigade Monument and Hwy 27 By-Pass Picnic Area
The interior of the Wilder Brigade Monument (Tour Stop #6) at Chickamauga Battlefield and the US Highway 27 Picnic Area will be closed from December 1, 2013, to March 15, 2014.
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?
Chattanooga, a city with a population today of 171,279 people, had a population of 2,500 at the time of the Civil War.