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.
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?
Captain Eli Lilly commanded a battery of artillery that saw heavy and successful action during the Battle of Chickamauga. Following the Civil War, Lilly, a pharmaceutical chemist, founded Eli Lilly and Company, a company which today is one of the largest in the world.