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- Chickamauga Battlefield
- THE AMERICAS
- Alt Name:
- Chattanooga Battlefield
- United States
- American Civil War
- 1800AD - 1899AD
- Fort Oglethorpe
- Fort Oglethorpe,
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about Chickamauga Battlefield
Chickamauga Battlefield forms part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and is a major landmark in US history.
In the fall of 1863, General William S. Rosecrans' Union army fought General Braxton Bragg's Confederates for control of Chattanooga, a key rail centre and what was considered the gateway to the South. Nearby Chickamauga became the scene of the first battle for Chattanooga and in which the Confederates emerged victorious.
In fact, this was the last major victory for the South in the Civil War.
The 5,500 acre Chickamauga Battlefield is filled with historical tablets and monuments related to the American Civil War. Visitors can tour Chickamauga Battlefield by a seven-mile self-guiding auto tour as well while hiking and horse trails are also available.
Military enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center to see the Fuller Gun Collection with over 300 examples of military long arms.
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Address: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Park, Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Phone: (706) 866-9241
From I-75: At Exit 350 take Battlefield Parkway (Georgia 2) west to Fort Oglethorpe. Turn left at the intersection of Battlefield Parkway/Lafayette Road. Go 1 mile on Lafayette Road to the park entrance and visitor center. From I-24: At Exit 180 take U.S. Highway 27 south (Rossville Boulevard) to Fort Oglethorpe. At the intersection of Battlefield Parkway, continue straight through onto Lafayette Road to the park entrance 1 mile ahead.
Entry to Chickamauga Battlefield is free. All units of the National Military Park are open between sunrise and sunset. The visitor center is open daily, 8:30am-5pm and is closed on Christmas Day.
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