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Winter Vistas: Longstreet’s Breakthrough, Hindman’s
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: On Saturday, January 8, at 2 pm, Chickamauga and Chattanooga
National Military Park will present a special ranger-led hike exploring the events that
occurred on the southern end of Confederate General James Longstreet’s famous
assault of September 20, 1863. This approximate 1-mile, 90-minute hike will begin at
the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, then caravan to the hike’s starting point.
Longstreet’s breakthrough is one of the most iconic moments of the Battle of
Chickamauga, but the events and the stories from the southern end of his line are
generally unexplored. We will take in this area of the field, examining the fighting
between Confederate General Thomas Hindman and US Generals Jefferson C. Davis and
Phillip Sheridan. We hope you will join us as we take advantage of the lack of foliage
to see the ground better and gain insights into the events of 1863.
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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