Park Ranger Leads Discussion On Braxton Bragg Sept. 28

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A park ranger will lead a one hour program on Saturday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. at Bragg Reservation on historic Missionary Ridge to discuss the command struggles within the Army of Tennessee that occurred after Chickamauga in the fall of 1863.   

Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for this program.   

"Not knowing a friend from a for" - Braxton Bragg and The Struggle for Command Cooperation will follow the Confederate victory at Chickamauga.  Some of Braxton Bragg’s commanders seemed more interested in finding ways to oust the Confederate commander then they were in focusing on besieging the Army of the Cumberland in Chattanooga.  Though small in numbers, these conspirators were vocal enough to cause President Jefferson Davis to make a visit to the army in October 1863.  How detrimental was this in-fighting to the Confederates’ ability to maintain a siege and regain control of Chattanooga in the fall of 1863?  

For more information, contact the National Park Service, Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 821-7786, the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 752-5213, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.



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