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.
East Meets in the West – Gettysburg Veterans Clash in Lookout Valley
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a special 90 minute program in Lookout Valley at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2013.
In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Campaign, join a park ranger for a car caravan tour to discuss the struggle in Lookout Valley between Gettysburg veterans. Fresh off their victory at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania three months earlier, the Eleventh and Twelfth Corps of the Army of the Potomac headed west to assist the besieged Army of the Cumberland in Chattanooga. For most of these soldiers this was their first visit to the Chattanooga region. However new the area may have been to these eastern troops, when it came to their first battle in the west it was against an all too familiar opponent – Confederates from the Army of Northern Virginia. Come and learn how that recent campaign may have shaped these veterans' experience in Lookout Valley. This program will begin at the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center located at 400 Garden Road.
Did You Know?
James Garfield served as Major General William S. Rosecrans' Chief of Staff at Chickamauga. Four months after becoming President, Garfield was shot in the back by a disgruntled office seeker. Garfield died two months later on September 19, 1881, the anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga.