CIVIL WAR JOURNEYS

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Chickamauga, Chattanooga & Missionary Ridge

SEPTEMBER 25-27

Featuring Highly Regarded Civil War Historians:

-A. Wilson Greene

Headquarters for this tour will be the Hampton Inn Chattanooga East Ridge located at 623 Camp Jordan Parkway Chattanooga, TN 37412 Tele 423-269-6600 Civil War Journeys has reserved a block of rooms for tour participants at the rate of $114 per night plus applicable taxes. This three-day tour will begin Thursday evening at 8PM at the Hampton Inn with a lecture by the noted Chickamauga Civil War historian William Lee White author of Bushwhacking on a Grand Scale: The Battle of Chickamauga.

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Friday Day 1 With historian A. Wilson Greene we’ll make our initial interpretive stops along West Chickamauga Creek at Reed’s and Alexander’s Bridges. From there we will examine the opening action between Bushrod Johnson’s division and Col. John Wilder’s mounted infantry. In the afternoon our attention will shift to the northern end of the battlefield and the combat along the Brotherton Road. This action featured Bedford Forrest’s cavalry and St. John Liddell against elements of George Thomas’ 14 th Corps. We’ll finish the day covering the action in the vicinity of the Brotherton cabin and the log school house on the LaFayette Road.
Saturday Day 2 Again with A. Wilson Greene we will devote the morning to covering the sites associated with the great Confederate attack led by Gen. Breckinridge and General Cleburne against the Union position along Snodgrass hill. In the afternoon we will examine the scene of Longstreet’s assault spearheaded by John Bell Hood against the Union line commanded by Gen. Thomas Wood, Gen. John Brannan and Jefferson C. Davis. We’ll finish the day walking along Horseshoe Ridge where William Preston’s division attacked Gen. John Brannan’s position eventually compelling the Unionists to withdraw.
Sunday Day 3 On our final day with A. Wilson Greene we’ll cover the dramatic action regarding the Battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge. Our first stop will cover the Battle of Wauhatchie which featured Union troops under O. O. Howard and John Geary who were prominent at Gettysburg against Confederate forces under Micah Jenkins (Hood’s division) who also fought valiantly at Gettysburg. From Wauhatchie we’ll assault Lookout Mountain with Hooker’s 11 th and 12 th Corps troops. In the afternoon we will focus on W. T. Sherman’s attack at Tunnel Hill and George Thomas’ assault led by Generals Baird, Wood, Sheridan and Johnson resulting in a decisive Union victory.

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