Chickamauga National Military Park

After skirting Chattanooga, I took a nice drive through Chickamauga National Military Park, which is just south of Chattanooga.

Wilder Monument
Monument to Wilder and his Lightning Brigade at Chickamauga.

The Battle of Chickamauga was fought September 19-20, 1863. In the battle for control of Chattanooga, Union forces experienced casualties second only to Gettysburg.

Confederate forces would have a victory at Chickamauga, but would face a defeat a few months later in November, when the fighting renewed in Chattanooga. After that loss, a Confederate soldier wrote prophetically, “This…is the death-knell of the Confederacy.”

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