Chickamauga & Chattanooga
Thursday-Sunday, May 18-21, 2017

CHICKAMAUGA & CHATTANOOGA -sold out; you may join the wait list
Thursday-Sunday, May 18-21, 2017

Enrollment fee is $550 (Does not include lodging)

Battlefield Guides
Ed Bearss, legendary battlefield guide, 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 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, the key to any Union invasion of Georgia was Chattanooga’s railroad hub, which provided links to all points in the Confederacy, 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 – May 18
7:00 pm Gather for an orientation meeting and lecture by Jim Ogden.

Friday-Saturday – May 19-20
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 – May 21
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 35 Double Rooms for 3 nights (May 18, 19, & 20) at the Hampton Inn at Hamilton Place. The special group rate is $105 (+tax) per room per night. This group rate applies until 30 days out (April 20), 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 at Hamilton Place 423-602-7840
2014 Hamilton Place Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Group rate: $105+ per night
Continental breakfast is included in the rate.
Reservation Code: Civil War Tours

What is Included in Tour Cost:
Expert Battlefield Guide(s)
• 3 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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Tel 301-676-4642

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