"Where the Civil War Recoiled Eastward" Top 5 Page for this destination Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park by mrclay2000

Among the Most Extensive in the South

Though the Confederates won a packed battle here, the Civil War began to close in around the South until the major fighting was confined to the major theaters in Virginia and Tennessee.

The park has a relatively new visitor center with a book shop and a fine collection of period cannon on the back patio.

Recommended reading: Glenn Tucker, Chickamauga: Bloody Battle in the West.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Everything is readily marked on the field
  • Cons:Everything is readily marked on the field
  • In a nutshell:Excellent collection of monuments, cannon and history
  • Last visit to Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: May 1998
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • goingsolo's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2005 at 1:12 PM

    I noticed the lack of monuments at Kennesaw. The signs got in the way there too. But, without them, some battlefields would appear as ordinary meadows. Interesting page.

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2004 at 6:27 PM

    Chickamauga is a fascinating place to explore, about 30 miles south of where I grew up. We'll be down that way again this weekend.

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2004 at 11:10 PM

    Interesting place to visit.

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2003 at 1:56 PM

    Interesting commentary. I have always been fascinated with these too battles.

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2003 at 9:35 PM

    Looks like a cool place for a Class trip!!

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2003 at 4:39 PM

    Iconography of America - what did Faulkner say - "the past is not dead, it's not even the past"

  • orlikins's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2003 at 8:36 AM

    great tips!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2003 at 8:30 AM

    I guess I will be following you around as you visit all the Civil war sites. (BTW the info is repeated on one tip.)

  • heplion's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2003 at 4:32 AM

    Do you keep one of the little blue national park passport books?


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