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Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia 30742 USA

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“preserving the sites of two Civil War battles”

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, located in northern Georgia and eastern Tennessee, preserves the sites of two major battles of the American Civil War: the Battle of Chickamauga and the Chattanooga Campaign. In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, known as the "Gateway to the Deep South." The Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September. However, renewed fighting in Chattanooga that November provided Union troops victory and control of the city. After the fighting, a Confederate soldier ominously wrote, "This...is the death-knell of the Confederacy."

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Nancy Sewell

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January 30, 2017

n north Georgia and south Tennessee, Union and Confederate armies clashed during the fall of 1863 in some of the hardest fighting of the Civil War. The prize was Chattanooga, a key rail center and the gateway to the heart of the Confederacy.

In September 1863 the Union Army of the Cumberland was routed at the Battle of Chickamauga and retreated into Chattanooga. Over the next two months Confederate forces besieged the trapped Union army. Finally, in late November 1863 the Union army won a series of battles around Chattanooga and drove the Confederates south into Georgia. 37,000 soldiers were killed from both armies over the two day period.

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Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

3370 LaFayette Road
Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
30742 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking
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