154th an­niver­sary of the Bat­tle of Chicka­mauga events set for Sept. 15-20

Walker County Messenger - - Sports -

Join the staff at Chicka­mauga and Chat­tanooga Na­tional Military as we com­mem­o­rate the 154th An­niver­sary of the Bat­tle of Chicka­mauga with a se­ries of ranger-guided tours, hikes, lec­tures, and liv­ing his­tory demon­stra­tions. Pro­grams are sched­uled to be­gin Fri­day, Sept. 15, and to con­clude Wed­nes­day, Sept. 20.

Be­gin­ning on Sept. 18, 1863, Union and Con­fed­er­ate forces clashed along the banks of West Chicka­mauga Creek. At stake was the in­dus­trial hub of Chat­tanooga, Ten­nessee, and with it the for­tunes of the fledg­ling Con­fed­er­acy and the fu­ture of the United States and its ci­ti­zens.

For three days the ar­mies strug­gled through the woods and fields here, leav­ing be­hind the bro­ken dreams and lives of thou­sands of young men cut down in the prime of life.

De­spite the Con­fed­er­ate vic­tory at Chicka­mauga, the Union Army was able to re­group in Chat­tanooga, where Union vic­tory in that city marked the “Death Knell of the Con­fed­er­acy.”

A com­plete pro­gram sched­ule, in­clud­ing times and de­scrip­tions, is avail­able at the fol­low­ing web ad­dress: https://www.nps.gov/chch/ plany­ourvisit/chicka­mauga154.htm

For more in­for­ma­tion about pro­grams at Chicka­mauga and Chat­tanooga Na­tional Military Park, con­tact the Chicka­mauga Bat­tle­field Vis­i­tor Cen­ter at 706-866-9241 or the Look­out Moun­tain Bat­tle­field Vis­i­tor Cen­ter at 423-821-7786.

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