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.
TWO FUTURE PRESIDENTS & THEIR ROLES IN THE CHATTANOOGA CAMPAIGN
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Superintendent Shawn Benge is pleased to announce a special lecture on Friday evening, February 22, at 7:00 p.m. at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center Theater. Park Ranger Anton Heinlein will present this program on “Two Future Presidents & Their Roles in the Chattanooga Campaign.” The Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center will be remain open that day until 8:00 p.m.
The Campaign for Chattanooga in 1863 included several distinguished Americans, including two that were later elected President of the United States. Brigadier General James Garfield served as Major General William S. Rosecrans’ Chief of Staff in the Army of the Cumberland, and Major General Ulysses S. Grant came to Chattanooga in late October to take command of the Military Division of the Mississippi. Come learn about the important roles that these two future Presidents played in this Civil War campaign.
For more information, contact the National Park Service, Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, at (706) 866-9241 X123.
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.