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Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213x139
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special panel discussion and battlefield tour about the commander of the United States Army of the Cumberland, Major General William Starke Rosecrans on Saturday, June 4, 2016.Presenting their views about the leadership of General Rosecrans will be three prominent Rosecrans scholars:David G. Moore, Dr. Frank Varney, and David A. Powell.The 1-hour panel begins at 11 am while a special 45-minute car caravan tour about General Rosecrans begins at 1 pm. Both programs start inside Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.
General William S. Rosecrans was a brilliant general. He graduated 5th in his West Point class and up to the time of the Battle of Chickamauga never lost a battle in which he commanded. However, his one defeat in Northwest Georgia would see his ruin and exile to what was essentially a backwater of the war.Today, Rosecrans' leadership and legacy is undergoing resurgence due in large part to the recent writing s of David Moore, author of William S. Rosecrans and the Union Victory, Dr. Frank Varney, author of General Grant and the Rewriting of History, and David A. Powell, author of The Maps of Chickamauga, Failure in the Saddle, The Chickamauga Campaign: a Mad Irregular Battle, and The Chickamauga Campaign: Glory or the Grave.
The authors will also conduct book signings from 10 am to 11 am and throughout the afternoon.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 park's website at www.nps.gov/chch.