Winter Vistas: Longstreet’s Breakthrough

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a special two-hour driving and hiking tour (approximately ½ mile total walking distance) exploring the Chickamauga Battlefield on Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. This caravan-style tour begins inside the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.

Visitors will get the opportunity to explore a part of the battlefield that is not often seen - the terrain that caused one Union general to exclaim the battle had devolved into “Bushwhacking on a grand scale.

” This tour will focus on one of the most famous parts of the battle, Longstreet’s Breakthrough, and will take advantage of the lack of foliage to examine the field that played such an important role in the events in and around the Brotherton farmstead.

Organizers said, "A good understanding of the ground you are on often determines who will win and who will lose in a battle. It also plays an important role in being able to understand the events that occurred on a battlefield many years later." 

Attendees should wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the conditions.

For more information about upcoming programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Lookout Mountain Visitor Center at (423) 821-7786, the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at (706) 866-9241, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch



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