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Preparing for Battle: The Confederates Abandon Chattanooga

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Date: August 10, 2018
Contact: Kim Coons, 706-866-9241 x139

Fort Oglethorpe, GA: On Saturday, September 1, and on Sunday, September 2, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will host a special living history encampment with the 16th Alabama at Point Park, on Lookout Mountain. Programs are scheduled at10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm on Saturday, and at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm on Sunday. Admission to Point Park is $7 per adult, ages 16 and over. Youth, ages 15 and under, are free.

After being outmaneuvered from Middle Tennessee in the summer of 1863, the Confederate Army of Tennessee occupied and began fortifying the city of Chattanooga. However, by the first week of September, the Union Army of the Cumberland was on the move again, and the Confederates withdrew from Chattanooga towards LaFayette, GA, a move that ultimately culminated with the Battle of Chickamauga. Join us for this special living history program exploring how and why the Confederates chose to abandon Chattanooga 155 years ago. 

For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit the park website at

Last updated: August 10, 2018

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