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158th Anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: From Saturday, September 18 to Monday, September 20, visitors are invited to
join Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park staff and volunteers as we commemorate
the 158th Anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga through a series of tours (including a bicycle
tour), hikes, and living history demonstrations. There will also be a 158th anniversary
Jr. Ranger activity booklet that can be picked up inside the visitor center. Participants will receive a
special Jr. Ranger patch by bringing the completed booklet back to the visitor center.
Beginning September 18, 1863, Union and Confederate forces clashed along the banks of West
Chickamauga Creek. At stake was the transportation hub of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and with it, the
fortunes of the fledgling Confederacy and the future of the United States and its citizens. For three
days the armies struggled through the woods and fields, leaving behind the broken dreams and lives
of thousands of young men cut down in the prime of life. Despite the Confederate victory at
Chickamauga, the US Army regrouped in Chattanooga, where a victory there marked the “Death
Knell of the Confederacy.”
A complete program schedule, including times and descriptions, is available at the following web
address: https://www.nps.gov/chch/chickamauga158.htm
For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park,
contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain
Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/chch.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s
423 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and
create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.go

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