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Chickamauga & Chattanooga
National Military Park - GA, TN
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, located in northern Georgia and eastern Tennessee, preserves the sites of two major battles of the American Civil War: the Battle of Chickamauga and the Chattanooga Campaign. The military park consists of four main areas, and a few small isolated reservations, around Chattanooga: Chickamauga Battlefield, Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain Battlefield and Point Park, Moccasin Bend
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https://www.nps.gov/chch/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chickamauga_and_Chattanooga_National_Military_Park Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, located in northern Georgia and eastern Tennessee, preserves the sites of two major battles of the American Civil War: the Battle of Chickamauga and the Chattanooga Campaign. The military park consists of four main areas, and a few small isolated reservations, around Chattanooga: Chickamauga Battlefield, Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain Battlefield and Point Park, Moccasin Bend In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, known as the "Gateway to the Deep South." The Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September. However, renewed fighting in Chattanooga that November provided Union troops victory and control of the city. After the fighting, a Confederate soldier ominously wrote, "This...is the death-knell of the Confederacy." From I-75, take exit 350 onto Battlefield Parkway (GA HWY 2) and continue to the intersection of Battlefield Parkway and LaFayette Road. Turn left onto LaFayette Road and continue for approximately 1 mile. The visitor center will be on the right. From I-24, take exit 180 onto Rossville Boulevard (US HWY 27). Continue south to the intersection of Battlefield Parkway. Drive through the intersection, continuing on the LaFayette Road. The visitor center will be on the right. Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center The Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center is located at the north end of Chickamauga Battlefield. Inside are museum exhibits on the Battle of Chickamauga and Campaign for Chattanooga, as well as the Fuller Gun Collection. There is a bookstore administered by America's National Parks and an orientation film is shown every half hour. The Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 am to 5 pm but is closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day. From I-75, take exit 350 onto Battlefield Parkway (GA HWY 2) and continue to the intersection of Battlefield Parkway and LaFayette Road. Turn left onto LaFayette Road and continue for approximately 1 mile. The visitor center will be on the right. From I-24, take exit 180 onto Rossville Boulevard (US HWY 27). Continue south to the intersection of Battlefield Parkway. Drive through the intersection, continuing on the LaFayette Road. The visitor center will be on the right. Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center Atop Lookout Mountain, discover details about the siege of Chattanooga and the battles for control of the city. View exhibits and the historic 13- by 30-foot James Walker painting,THE BATTLE OF LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN. Point Park has battery positions, monuments, exhibits, trails, and views. From Exit 178, turn left onto Broad Street. Broad Street will become U.S. Highway 41 (Cummings Highway). Turn left onto TN Highway 148. Continue on TN Highway 148 to the top of Lookout Mountain. At the top, turn right onto East Brow Road. The Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center is located at the end of East Brow Road, across the street from the Point Park Entrance Gate Kelley Cabin on Chickamauga Battlefield Kelley Cabin Living Historians are seen in Kelley Field and in the distance at the Kelley Cabin during the 150th anniversary Illinois Monument at Bragg Reservation on Missionary Ridge Illinois Monument Silent sentinels stand on the Illinois Monument at the Bragg Reservation on Missionary Ridge Battlefield Cannon on Lookout Mountain Cannon on Lookout Mountain As the sun sets on Lookout Mountain, a lone cannon guards the valley below. Lookout Mountain and the National Cemetery Lookout Mountain and the National Cemetery The graves of fallen soldiers from Chickamauga to present dot the landscape in Chattanooga as Lookout Mountain looms in the background Living Historians on Orchard Knob in Chattanooga Living Historians on Orchard Knob Confederate soldiers stand watch from Orchard Knob during the 150th anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga in 2013. Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program’s Rodney Flora A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Rodney Flora applied to the Historic Preservation Training Center’s Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program (TTAP) after graduating from Shepherd University. Find out how this veteran found his passion in manual labor, not unlike his military experience. Rodney Flora stands to the right of five other crew and staff members. African American Participation in the Civil War Campaign For Chattanooga Learn about the experiences of some of the African Americans who participated in the Battle of Chickamauga. Photo of Andrew and Silas Chandler wearing Confederate Uniforms NPS Geodiversity Atlas—Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, Georgia and Tennessee Each park-specific page in the NPS Geodiversity Atlas provides basic information on the significant geologic features and processes occurring in the park. [Site Under Development] cannons in field with split rail fence The Women's Army Corps at Chickamauga During World War II, around 50,000 women trained at Chickamauga Battlefield and the Third WAC Training Center. Female soldiers stand on the steps of the Florida Monument at Chickamauga during World War War II Not Just a Walk in the Park: SEAC assists the Urban Archeology Corps at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park UAC participants learning about Civil War earthworks from park staff at CHCH UAC participants learning about Civil War earthworks from park staff at CHCH Moccasin Bend: At the Crossroads of Slavery and Freedom In the years before the Civil War, the lives of enslaved African Americans converged on Moccasin Bend as they moved across this peninsula. Some were being forced further south on the slave trade, while others escaped and engaged with the Underground Railroad. A peninsula in the Tennessee River near Chattanooga Preparing For the Great War at Chickamauga Battlefield Beginning in the summer of 1917, the War Department utilized Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park as a training ground for thousands of soldiers preparing to go to France. By the end of the war, six miles of training trenches crisscrossed the battlefield and 60,000 men had trained as officers, engineers, and medical personnel. Officer candidates conduct weapons training at Chickamauga Battlefield in 1917 The Military Experience The course of the war was the cumulative result of political, economic, and social policies that affected (and were affected by) military operations and battles waged across a front spanning 2,000 miles. The battles and campaigns of 1861-65 ultimately demonstrated that the simple application of massive military force, even with innovations in technologies and tactics, was insufficient to resolve a conflict between two sections mobilized against one another politically, socia Engraving of soldier warming himself by a fire Photo of U.S. Sanitary Commission office. Wildflowers of Orchard Knob Orchard Knob Reservation in Chattanooga, TN was preserved for its historic significance. But preserving the battlefield created an oasis for wildflower populations in the midst of a bustling city. Pink flowers on a green hillside in front of monuments Series: National Park Service Geodiversity Atlas The servicewide Geodiversity Atlas provides information on <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geoheritage-conservation.htm">geoheritage</a> and <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geodiversity.htm">geodiversity</a> resources and values all across the National Park System to support science-based management and education. The <a href="https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1088/index.htm">NPS Geologic Resources Division</a> and many parks work with National and International <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/park-geology.htm">geoconservation</a> communities to ensure that NPS abiotic resources are managed using the highest standards and best practices available. park scene mountains James A. Garfield and the Civil War (Part II) Part 2 of James A. Garfield and the Civil War explores Garfield involvement during the Battle of Chickamauga and later wartime experiences. Battle of Chickamauga Grant at Lookout Mountain Although Grant considered the battle at Lookout Mountain nothing more than a small skirmish, the Union victory freed General Hooker to join the main assault on Missionary Ridge the following day and forced the Confederates to retreat to Georgia. Grant storming and capturing lookout mountain. Smoke fills the battlefield while soldiers do battle. The Civil War's Impact on Schools for the Deaf and the Blind in the South Schools for the Deaf and the Blind were profoundly affected by the Civil War, and in very different ways between schools in the North and the South. In the North, schools continued their terms, with the battles being taught as "current events." In the South, students were sent home as their schools were taken over as field hospitals or severely damaged in battles. Metal sign on a vertical post in front of a 2-story, red-brick building with 2 rows of windows. Grant at Missionary Ridge As the sun rose on November 25, 1863, Ulysses S. Grant looked out from his field headquarters on Orchard Knob and saw his plan to take Missionary Ridge and defeat the Confederates at Chattanooga spring into action. Cannon on top of Missionary Ridge. Causes of Deafness During the Civil War Civil War soldiers faced death on a daily basis. However, they also faced going home with various disabilities. One such disability was partial or complete deafness. Many soldiers were accustomed to temporary deafness from the constant artillery fire in the field. However, illness, the environment, and even the medicine the doctors used on patients could cause a much more permanent hearing loss. 102 Cases of Deafness.Prepared 4 Consideration of senate & house of reps. by Wallace E. Foster. Series: The Odyssey of Ulysses An unknown 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S.-Mexican War later resigns the army. He rejoins and goes on to become lieutenant general of all Union armies. In his first term as President of the United States, he establishes Yellowstone National Park. From his first battle to his family home to his final resting place — the saga of Ulysses S. Grant is preserved in your National Parks. Color lithograph of Grant at the capture of the city of Mexico. Challenging The Ranger Image In spite of programs to encourage hiring of individuals with disabilities, it was often others’ misconceptions or discomfort that prevented women with disabilities from getting National Park Service (NPS) jobs. Those hired in the 1970s and early 1980s brought diverse skillsets and new perspectives to the workforce. Like the earliest women rangers in the 1910s and 1920s, they often only had short-term positions. They all challenged ideas of what it takes to be a park ranger. Ranger Vicky White in a wheelchair with a visitor and man in military dress. 50 Nifty Finds #5: Keeping Their Cool The park ranger uniform is known the world over. Perhaps the most iconic part of the uniform is the broad-brimmed flat hat. Over the last century, however, many different kinds of hats have been worn by rangers depending on their gender, where they work, the season of the year, and the jobs they do. While a pith helmet may bring up images of Colonial Britain, World War II soldiers, explorers, or people on safaris, for a while it was also be worn by some park rangers. Tan pith helmet with a silver Sequoia cone on the front