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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 2-hour, ½ mile driving and hiking tour of Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, January 16 at 2 pm. This tour begins at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. Participants will car caravan, then hike to the various program locations.
Come visit the park and join park rangers as they explore a part of Chickamauga Battlefield that is not often seen, the terrain that caused one Union General to say the battle was "bushwhacking on a grand scale."From late morning through the afternoon of September 19, 1863, chaos reigned on the battlefield as Union and Confederate soldiers groped through the forest and blindly stumbled into one another. This tour will take advantage of the lack of foliage to examine portions of the field that could not be seen in 1863 and be able to see the terrain features that played such an important role in the fighting in Winfrey and Brock Fields.
A good understanding of the ground you are on often determines who will win and who will lose in a battle, and it also plays a big role in being able to understand the events that occurred on a battlefield many years later.As a reminder, please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the conditions.For more information about upcoming programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, please contact the Lookout Mountain Visitor Center at (423) 821-7786 or the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at (706) 866-9241.