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Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Eastern National, in partnership with Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, would like to invite you to meet author Robert Carter Saturday September 16, 2017 to commemorate the 154th anniversary to the Battle of Chickamauga.
Carter will be available from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to sign his books, Longstreet’s Breakthrough at Chickamauga: Accidental Victory and the Fight for Snodgrass and the Rock of Chickamauga.
Longstreet’s Breakthrough at Chickamauga: Accidental Victory: “Probably no ground on the Chickamauga Battlefield is more important, or less understood, than the one square mile area around the Brotherton House. Recently arrived from Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, James Longstreet, the Bull of the Woods, led one of the largest attacks of the Civil War--some 23,000 men in total. But, the Breakthrough was not the easy attack portrayed in legend and lore. In fact, by noon five of Hood's eight brigades were in retreat. The attack was in danger of failing,” says Carter.
Fight for Snodgrass and the Rock of Chickamauga: The final stand during the last day of battle was made by Union General Thomas where his troops stood firm against repeated Confederate assaults for several desperate hours; enabling the Union Army to retreat back into Chattanooga.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert Carter received his Bachelor of Science and Masters Degrees from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. He was an educator for over 40 years, teaching in Georgia, Virginia, and Alabama. A Georgia resident and now retired, Carter is a volunteer at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park where he shares his knowledge and love of history.
Join us as we commemorate the 154th Anniversary to the Battle of Chickamauga. Meet author Robert Carter and get your signed copy of Fight for Snodgrass Hill and the Rock of Chickamauga and Longstreet’s Breakthrough at Chickamauga. Your purchase of these books and other store items supports the National Park Service. We Sincerely THANK YOU!
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