Tullahoma Campaign Bus Tour
Library of Congress
The Friends of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park are now accepting reservations for a tour on Saturday, June 22 featuring Park historian, Jim Ogden. The day long bus tour will visit sites associated with the dramatic and strategic military actions associated with the Tullahoma Campaign, June 24 - July 6, 1863.
The bus will depart from the parking lot at Renaissance Park in North Chattanooga at 7:30 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. Along the route, Jim Ogden will offer commentary of events at Liberty Gap, Guy's Gap, Shelbyville, Skullcamp Bridge, Hoover's Gap, Manchester, Tullahoma, Elk River Bridge, Dechard, Cowan, the University of the South, in Tennessee, and Stevenson, Alabama.
Lunch, snacks and parking are included in the tour price of $60 for Friends members and $70 for the general public. Reservations may be made by calling the Friends' office at 423-648-5623, mailing a check to the Friends of the Park, PO Box 748, Chattanooga, TN 37401, or by visiting the Friends' website at www.friendsofchch.org.
Did You Know?
In 1838, twenty-five years before he led the Confederate army defending Chattanooga, North Carolina native Braxton Bragg was part of a U.S. Army unit assigned to roundup and relocate members of the Cherokee Nation from the very area of much of the eventual Civil War Campaign for Chattanooga.