144th Anniversary of the
Battles for Chattanooga
Taken From The Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP Visitor Center Handout
|National Park Service
U. S. Department of the Interior
|P.O. Box 2128
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Miliary Park
November 13, 2007
144th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Superintendent Shawn Benge invites the public to attend special interpretive programs presented in commemoration of the 144th Anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga. A variety of educational programs will be offered on Saturday, November 17th and 24th, and Sunday, November 18th and November 25th.
The Battles for Chattanooga, fought on November 23-25, 1863, marked the end of a five month campaign for control of the small town of Chattanooga, a key rail center and "Gateway to the Deep South." General WIlliam T. Sherman used Chattanooga as a base of supply and communication during his 1864 campaign into Georgia following the Union victory.
Park staff and volunteers will present a series of special tours and living history demonstrations interpreting the battle actions of 144 years ago. These programs will be conducted at various locations throughtout the Chattanooga area. All walking tour participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a bottle of water, and dress appropriately for the weather.
The full schedule of programs is also available on the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web site, www.nps.gov/chch. For more information contact the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at (423) 821-7786, or the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at (706) 866-9241.
NATIONAL MILITARY PARK
The Battles for Chattanooga
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2007|
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Battle of Lookout Mountain Hiking Tour
Join a Park Ranger for this special guided tour of the Lookout Mountain Battlefield, held in conjunction with Reflection Riding. This two part tour will include a morning combination hay ride and hike covering action of the Battle of Lookout Mountain that occurred on Reflection Riding grounds. After a break for a sack lunch (which you'll need to bring), there will be an optional approximately two mile afternoon walk up Lookout Mountain to the Cravens House to continue the story of the "Battle Above the Clouds." Transportation will be provided back to Reflection Riding. The tour will start at the Humphreys House at Reflection Riding. Reservations are required in advance, with a maximum of 15 participants. Contact Reflection Riding at (423) 821-9582.
1:30 p.m. Battle of Missionary Ridge Car Caravan Tour
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2007
9:30 a.m. - Moccasin Bend Civil War Sites Walking Tour
Join Historian Jim Ogden for this 90-minute, two mile walking tour of the Civil War artillery emplacements on Moccasin Bend. The tour will start near the entrance to the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute. Look for the "special program" signs on Moccasin Bend Road. Please wear comfortable, supportive walking shoes and come dressed for the weather.
1:00 p.m. - Sherman Reservation Tour
3:00 p.m. - Bragg Reservation to DeLong Reservation Walking Tour
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2007
11:00 a.m. - Orchard Knob Battlefield Tour
Join a Park Ranger for this 90 minute car caravan tour covering the Battle of Orchard Knob, the opening battle of the Battles for Chattanooga. This tour will begin at Andrew's Raiders Monument located inside the entrance gate of the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
2:00 p.m. - Battle of Lookout Mountain Walking Tour
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2007
2:00 p.m. - Bragg Reservation to DeLong Reservation Walking Tour
Join a Park Ranger for this 2 hour, 1 1/2 mile walking tour covering the ground where the Army of the Cumberland successfully breached the Confederate defenses on Missionary Ridge. This tour begins at Bragg Reservation on Missionary Ridge.
2:00 p.m. - Battle of Ringgold Gap
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