Chickamauga and Chattanooga Battle

Trip Start May 16, 2010
Trip End Jun 18, 2010

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campground in Ringgold

Flag of United States  , Georgia
Sunday, May 23, 2010

In the late summer and fall of 1863, Union and Confederate armies were locked in a desperate struggle for the city of Chattanooga.  Two major battles were fought over a 9 week period. The battle of Chickauga, Sept 19-20, was a Confederate victory & one of the bloodiest with over 34,000 casualties over 4000 deaths..  On November 23-25, Union forces struck back at Orchard Knob, Lookout Mountain, & Missionary Ridge, winning & opening the way to the "Deep South" leading to the  end of the Civil War two years later.  Information courtesy of National Park Service flyer. This is the first military park in the country, dedicated in 1899 by soldiers in the battles.  A hot, sunny, and still Southern Sunday morning was a reverent time to visit.
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