Chickamauga Battlefield Road Closures for Sesquicentennial
Contact: Todd Roeder, 423-742-5213 x119
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park advises the public that LaFayette Road in Chickamauga Battlefield will be closed on September 14 and 15, 2013. The closure will be in effect due to special programs taking place across LaFayette Road as part of commemorative activities for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga. Control of this road was vital to both Union and Confederate troops trying to take control of Chattanooga, Tennessee, in September 1863.
The LaFayette Road closure will begin at 7:00 a.m. and will re-open at 7:00 p.m. on both days. Along with LaFayette Road, several secondary roads will be closed during the same time period. Those road closures include: Battleline Road, Poe Road, and a portion of Glenn-Kelly Road. If you are traveling north or south of Chickamauga Battlefield over the weekend, it is suggested that you use Highway 27 around the west side of the park.
Did You Know?
In 1838, twenty-five years before he led the Confederate army defending Chattanooga, North Carolina native Braxton Bragg was part of a U.S. Army unit assigned to roundup and relocate members of the Cherokee Nation from the very area of much of the eventual Civil War Campaign for Chattanooga.