Temporary Trail Closures on Lookout Mountain (August 18, 2014)
The park is advising the public that portions of the Lookout Mountain trails will be temporarily closed on Monday, August 18, 2014, from 7 am until 2 pm.In case of inclement weather, work will begin on Tuesday, August 19. More »
Battlefield Vistas: Thomas' Battleline
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x 139
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special, ranger-guided tour that will begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 2 p.m. Participants will ultimately caravan to Tour Stop #2, Battleline Road, where they will take part in a half mile walking tour.
A good understanding of the ground on which an army stands often determines whether it will be victorious in battle. Years later, after cannon and rifles have silenced their deadly work, the same ground plays a huge role in understanding how historic events were shaped on a battlefield.
This tour will benefit from a lack of thick foliage, providing visitors an often missed opportunity to see the strategic advantages in terrain that enabled U.S. General George Thomas' men to stand "as sturdy as an oak tree" in the face of overwhelming odds in and around Kelly Field on the morning of September 20, 1863.
Please remember this is a walking tour outdoors. We encourage participants to wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the conditions
Did You Know?
There were Six Civil War Union officers whose military record helped them to become President of the United States of America: Brig.-Gen., USV, Andrew Johnson, General Grant, Bvt. General Hayes, Maj.-Gen. Garfield, Bvt.-Gen. Harrison and Brevet Major McKinley.