Where the Harp and Shamrock were entwined: The Irish at Chickamauga

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Date: March 3, 2015
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139

Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a 2-hour car caravan tour focusing on Irish soldiers during the Battle of Chickamauga on Saturday, March 14 at 10 am. The tour will begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and then proceed into the battlefield.

Many Irish soldiers, some wearing blue and some wearing gray, found themselves in the midst of the heaviest fighting at Chickamauga. These men originally enlisted for many reasons, one of which was the struggle to prove they were truly Americans.Program participants will be exposed to stories associated with Confederate General Patrick Cleburne, the 35th Indiana, and other Irish immigrants who struggled to define themselves in this great battle.

Please dress accordingly for conditions and bring a bottle of water.



Last updated: April 14, 2015

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