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.
Brown's Ferry and Cracker Line Walking Tour
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free walking tour on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. The tour will examine the Federal seizure of Brown's Ferry during the Siege of Chattanooga as part of the re-opening of the Tennessee River in October, 1863, an effort that created the "Cracker Line" supply line. Meet Park Historian Jim Ogden for this two hour, two and a half mile walk at the parking lot of Chattanooga Bakery, 900 Manufacturers Road, Chattanooga. From U. S. Highway 27, take the Manufacturers Road exit and go west on Manufacturers Road for six tenths of a mile and past the intersection with Hamm Road. "Special Event" signs will direct you to the parking area.
The tour will climb over Stringer's Ridge though the historic gap and proceed down to the bank of the Tennessee at Brown's Ferry. Part of the route will follow the recently re-discovered alignment of what became, again, in the fall of 1863, one of the most important routes in the region. Along the way, the new research and technology that is being applied to better bring this history to light will also be discussed. Comfortable, supportive footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather and water are recommended for this program.
Did You Know?
From the legislation, Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park was established “for the purpose of preserving and suitably marking for historical and professional military study the fields of some of the most remarkable maneuvers and most brilliant fighting in the war of the rebellion”.