Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Chickamauga Battlefield

The Battle of Chickamauga - September 19 - 20, 1863, 2 days, over 34,000 soldiers killed.

The 8000 acre Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park was established in 1895, with 1400 monuments and historical markers scattered out over the area, each marking the exact spot of a particular regiment or headquarters. The picture above is of the Georgia monument, one of the many monuments donated by each state that participated in the battle.

We took the driving tour of the park and saw a lot of the monuments. There are over 50 miles of hiking trails through the park, the only way to see some of the sites. It is remarkably quiet and peaceful here, and we are looking forward to trying out some of the trails.

More pictures found here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, I know this place! I lived in Chattanooga for 25 years before I moved here to Kentucky in '04. We actually got married in Ft. Olgethorpe, just over the line of East Ridge.
Do you live in Rock Springs? I've been there once or twice.