Chickamauga Chattanooga
Thursday-Sunday, October 13-16, 2016

[WAITLIST ONLY] Thursday-Sunday, October 13-16, 2016

Enrollment fee is $550 (Does not include lodging)

Battlefield Guides
The legendary Ed Bearss and Jim Ogden, the Historian of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park are scheduled to lead this tour.

From the outset of the war, President Abraham Lincoln considered the mountainous, largely Unionist region of East Tennessee to be a key objective. It possessed a population loyal to the Union and the land was rich in grain and livestock. More importantly, Chattanooga’s railroad hub, providing links to all points in the Confederacy, was the key to any Union invasion of Georgia. Throughout 1862 and 1863, Lincoln pressured a series of commanders to move through the difficult terrain, wrench it from the Confederates, and occupy the area. This tour examines the vital Battles of Chickamauga & Chattanooga.

Thursday – October 13, 2016
7:30 pm Gather for an orientation meeting and lecture by Jim Ogden.

Friday – October 14, 2016
Saturday – October 15, 2016

We will devote two days to the Battle of Chickamauga (September 19-20, 1863) – the bloodiest two-day battle of the American Civil War. Confederate troops commanded by Lt. Gen. James Longstreet drove through a gap in the Union line causing a route. A determined defensive stand by Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas on Snodgrass Hill saved the Union army from total destruction, and gave most of Rosecrans's army time to retreat to Chattanooga. Bragg’s army took position on Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain and began a siege of Chattanooga in an effort to starve the Union forces into surrender.

Sunday – October 16, 2016
At the Battle of Wauhatchee (October 28-29), Union troops secured the “Cracker Line,” a supply route enabling food and munitions to reach the besieged soldiers in Chattanooga. On November 23-24, Union forces struck out and captured Orchard Knob and Lookout Mountain. On November 25, Union soldiers assaulted and carried the seemingly impregnable Confederate position on Missionary Ridge. One of the Confederacy’s two major armies was routed. The Federals held Chattanooga, the “Gateway to the Lower South,” which became the supply and logistics base for Sherman’s 1864 Atlanta Campaign. Tour ends at approximately 4:30 pm.

Tour Base Hotel
We have reserved a block of 25 Double rooms at $99 (+tax) per room per night, and 10 King Rooms at $109 (+tax) per room per night at the Hamilton Inn/Place. This special group rate applies until 30 days out (September 14) at which time any rooms in our reserved group block not sold will be released. Subsequent bookings will be based on availability and higher room rates may apply.

Hampton Inn/Hamilton Place 423-602-7840
2014 Hamilton Place Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Group rate: $99+ per night (Double), $109+ per night (King)
Continental breakfast is included in the rate.
Reservation Code: Civil War Tours

What is Included in Tour Cost:
Expert Battlefield Guide(s)
• 2 lunches
• Motorcoach Transportation While on Tour
• Map Book
• Bottled Water and Soda on Bus

What is not Included in Tour Cost:
• Lodging
• Dinners
• Transportation to Chattanooga Hotel

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