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158th Anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: On Saturday, November 20 – Sunday, November 21, and on Tuesday, November 23 –
Thursday, November 25, visitors are invited to join Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park staff
as we commemorate the 158
th Anniversary of the Battlesfor Chattanooga through a series of tours and hikes.
There will also be a 158th anniversary Jr. Ranger activity booklet that can be picked up inside the Lookout
Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center. Participants will receive a special Jr. Ranger patch by bringing the
completed booklet back to the visitor center.
By November 23, 1863, US forces were poised to strike the Confederate Army of Tennessee, which virtually
surrounded Chattanooga from Lookout Mountain to the north end of Missionary Ridge. At stake was control
of this vital transportation hub, and with it, the fortunes of the fledgling Confederacy and the future of the
United States and its citizens. After two months of besiegement and receiving reinforcements, the time was
ripe for the blue-clad troops in and around the city to make a move. We hope you can join us on some of the
programs taking place over the weekend and the following week as we commemorate the war-changing
Battles for Chattanooga.
A complete program schedule, including times and descriptions, is available at the following web address:
https://www.nps.gov/chch/158thbattlesforchattanooga.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.
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