Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free program on Wednesday evening, Aug. 29. Join Park Historian Jim Ogden at 7 p.m. for a 90-minute walking tour commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Richmond, Ky. This tour will meet at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and caravan to Battleline Road for the approximately one-mile walk.
During this walk, visitors will explore the roles of two generals, Confederate General Patrick Cleburne and Union General Charles Cruft, as they were engaged in the often overshadowed Battle of Richmond and the widely remembered Battle of Chickamauga.
Although these two battles were Confederate victories, they helped shape Cleburne and Cruft, transforming them from novice officers to battle-tested commanders.
As a reminder, comfortable, supportive footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather, and water are recommended for this program.
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’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.