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Travel Blogs from Mentone
First day of our trip and pinching ourselves. Will be traveling with our longtime friends Ben and Maureen Judkins for the next couple of months. Spent this afternoon exploring bicycle trails and hiking to see the two waterfalls in the park. Took Molly on the hike with us and she loved swimming in the waterfall pool. We would have loved to join her but were not allowed. Heading to Cave City, TN ...
We got into the car and drove to the different memorials and monuments inside the park. They are gorgeous marble memorials to remember the men, the fathers, sons, brothers, uncles that died for our rights. On these hallow grounds over 60,000 men fought for both sides during the civil war and many died in these fields during the battle that raged for 3 days, while they fought to take Chattanooga, Tennessee..
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... Museum this afternoon.
Nearby is the Willstown Cemetery which is where Cherokee Indians were buried after the mission had started. I'm guessing that the missionaries in this area were Scottish, given the names of the American Indians. There used to be gravestones, but they were all made of natural biodegradable material, so not here now.
Headed for town centre and discovered they had a railroad museum, yep that was shut too.
After Chickamauga, I headed for Look Out Mountain to follow the battle there and then drove along Missionary Ridge, where the battle of Chattanooga was fought.
Chickamauga was fought 18-20 September 1863, and after this Rosecrans headed back to Chattanooga to sit in. A coupe of weeks later Sherman, forced a passage though to Rosecrans to supply troops. When Bragg heard this he retreated to Missionary Ridge which is a high ...