Mountain Beautiful Trail Closure on Lookout Mountain
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising the Mountain Beautiful Trail will be closed effective January 2, 2013, and will remain closed until further notice. It is located on the east side of Lookout Mountain, above the Hardy Trail.
17th Ohio Regiment and Field Hospital 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 July 21, and Sunday, July 22, living history volunteers representing the 17th Ohio regiment will conduct Infantry demonstrations and camp talks. The Infantry demonstrations will be conducted 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 addition, the regiment will have a regimental field hospital on display for visitors to view throughout the weekend.
In the Battle of Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863, the 17th Ohio regiment, part of Brigadier General John B. Turchin’s brigade, reached the top of Missionary Ridge in the area known as DeLong Reservation. In 1864, the 17th Ohio went on to fight in the Atlanta campaign and Sherman’s March to the Sea.
For more information, contact the National Park Service, Point Park Visitor Center, at (423) 821-7786.
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.