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MARK THE 156TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF CHICKAMAUGA WITH THESE ...

The staff and volunteers of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will commemorate the 156th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga with a series of ranger-guided tours, hikes, lectures and living-history demonstrations beginning Friday, Sept. 13, through Sunday, Sept. 22. Beginning Sept. 18, 1863, Union and Confederate forces clashed along the banks of West Chickamauga Creek. At stake was the transportation hub of Chattanooga. For three days the armies struggled through the woods and fields, leaving behind the broken dreams and lives of thousands of young men cut down in the prime of life. Despite the Confederate victory at Chickamauga, the Union Army regrouped in Chattanooga, where a Union victory marked the "Death Knell of the Confederacy." Following is the schedule through Wednesday, Sept. 18; the remainder will appear in the Thursday, Sept. 19, edition of Chattanooga Now. RANGER-GUIDED TOURS Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 14-15 * The Fight for Viniard Field: Meet at Visitor Center, 9:30 a.m., 12:30 and 3 p.m. Caravan to the Viniard Farm for a 45-minute program with a park ranger exploring the fight for Viniard Field on Sept. 19, 1863. * Car Caravan Tour of Chickamauga Battlefield: Meet at Visitor Center, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Two-hour car ...

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