Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia
All students of military history, and residents of the Chattanooga area, are most fortunate to have access to one of the best preserved American Civil War battlefields. Established by the actual veterans themselves, the battlefield was dedicated in 1890. Chickamauga is the oldest and largest National Military Park in the United States.
Often called the second largest battle of the Civil War, there were over 34,000 casualties in three days of fighting. The southern victory provided a glimmer of hope for the Confederacy and made Chattanooga the center of attention for both governments from September to late November, 1863.
We recommend that you check out the National Park Service - Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP website for additional information about the Battlefield, programs and special events. Also, please note that Chickamauga's battle continues. It is an on-going battle to keep the interpretive program up and running. We also highly recommend that you visit Friends of the Park, Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park.
|For excellent on-line information about the Battle of Chickamauga, please visit the Civil War Trust's reference to this battle at: http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/chickamauga.html.|