Winter Vistas: Horseshoe Ridge – The Confederate Perspective Walking Tour To Be Held Jan. 21

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a 90-minute, two-mile walking tour of Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m.

Participants will meet at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and caravan to the Snodgrass Cabin (Tour Stop 8), where they will walk to various points along the bottom and top
of Horseshoe Ridge.

"Visitors will explore a part of the battlefield that often remains unseen – the terrain affecting the
actions that prevented Confederate troops from capturing Horseshoe Ridge on the afternoon and
evening of Sept. 20, 1863. This walking tour will take advantage of the lack of foliage to view
the terrain features that played such an important role in the battle.

"A good understanding of the ground often determines who will win and who will lose in a battle, and it also plays a big role in being able to understand the events and stories that occurred on a battlefield many years later," officials said.

Participants are encouraged to come learn about how the landscape shaped the Battle of Chickamauga.  Participants should wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Water is also recommended.

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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