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Travel Blogs from Valley Head
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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... after the Civil War as many northern investors looked for mining opportunities in the South. There is an opera house!!
What has become more obvious the more I drive in the South, is how much an impact losing the war had on their economy.. It devastated many thriving towns. Fredericksburg population took over 100 years to reach pre war levels. Memphis survived due to cotton and then was devastated by the ML King assassination as many businesses left. ...
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 ...
Well, woke early as usual and was breakfasted by 7:30.
Battlefield Park opened at 8:30 eastern time, so wasn't really sure whether that meant 7:30, 8:30 or 9:30... Confused? I was.
Thought I was a bit battle weary, but that soon changed....
I plumped for the 8:30, even though the battlefield was in Georgia... Ok I was safe and correct.
Very helpful chap in the VC, who started the film at 9 for me and it was one of the better knew with plenty ...