150th Anniversary of the Campaign for Chattanooga
Commemorative Events of the Battles for Chattanooga
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga, park rangers and living historians will provide activities throughout the Chattanooga area. Join Confederate troops atop Orchard Knob to learn about the men stationed in the expanse between Missionary Ridge and Chattanooga. Meet Union soldiers at Cravens House as they ascend Lookout Mountain, just as they did in 1863. Confederate artillerymen will be stationed at Bragg Reservation on Missionary Ridge to educate visitors about the importance of the ridge during the assault in November. Additional ranger-guided and living history programs will take place over the weekend inside Point Park atop Lookout Mountain.
Did You Know?
From the legislation, Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park was established “for the purpose of preserving and suitably marking for historical and professional military study the fields of some of the most remarkable maneuvers and most brilliant fighting in the war of the rebellion”.