Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will conduct a 90 minute, 1-mile walking tour down Lookout Mountain’s East Brow Road in order to discuss the mountain’s recapture by Confederates in September 1863. This tour will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. and will meet at the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center, 110 Point Park Road, and is free of charge.
On Sept. 23, 1863, following the Union Army’s defeat at Chickamauga, Confederate horsemen under General Joseph Wheeler received orders to “move to the top of Lookout Mountain and sweep it northward.” Thundering down the mountain’s summit, his troopers encountered a stubborn resistance by the barricaded 3rd Tennessee Infantry (US) in the small hamlet of Summertown. Could Lookout Mountain’s point be held? If not, what were the ramifications of its loss? Join to learn more about this important occurrence as it signaled the end of the Chickamauga Campaign.
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 821-7786, or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/chch.