Every March for about the past fifteen years, I have been organizing a two-day, in-depth battlefield tour of Chickamauga and surrounding battlefields. With that in mind…
Spring is coming!
For those interested, here are the details for the March 2018 Resaca & Chickamauga tour:
CCNMP Study Group 2018 Seminar in the Woods.
Mission Statement: The purpose of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Study Group is to create a forum to bring students of the American Civil War together to study and explore those events in the fall of 1863 that led ultimately to the creation of the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, as well as explore other nearby Civil War-related sites.
Tour Leaders: Jim Ogden and Dave Powell
Date: Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10, 2018; By bus and car caravan.
All tours begin and end at the Visitor’s Center, CCNMP
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00: Battle of Resaca, May 14 – 15, 1864
On Friday we will finish our exploration of the Battle of Resaca, spending time on the area east of Camp Creek Valley (east of I-75) and the retreat from Resaca.
Friday evening, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Q&A Panel with Jim Ogden, Dave Powell, and Lee White.
Site: Constitution Hall, 201 Forrest Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Third annual open-forum question and answer period with Park Rangers Jim Ogden and Lee White.
Car Caravan – Saturday Morning, 8:30 to Noon: Heg Attacks!
On Saturday morning, we will explore the attack of Col. Hans Heg’s brigade of Federal Infantry, sent into the woods just north of Viniard Field in order to strike the flank of those Confederates then fighting in the area of Brock Field. Instead Heg’s four regiments ran headlong into Bushrod Johnson’s Division of Hood’s Corps. A long afternoon of deadly, see-saw fighting ensued.
Car Caravan – Saturday Afternoon, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Abandoned on Horseshoe Ridge.
On Saturday afternoon, we will revisit one of the most famous stories of Chickamauga; the plight of the 21st Ohio, 22nd Michigan, and 89th Ohio. Essentially abandoned on Horseshoe Ridge, these three regiments ended up captured as two Confederate infantry brigades closed in on their position.
Friday’s Tours will be via tour bus. Pre-registration and Fee required: $45, due by February 1, 2018.
Sign-up after February 1 or on-site Fee (based on space available): $50
Saturday: no charge.
Fees raised in excess of our costs (as well as any donations) will be used to support the causes of battlefield preservation, interpretation, and renovation.
In 2017 the Study Group donated $500 to the Civil War Trust, helping to preserve battlefield land at Brown’s Ferry and Reed’s Bridge; and $500 to the Jewell Monument fund, run by the Friends of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, for maintenance and restoration needs.
Send to (and make checks payable to):
522 Cheyenne Drive
Lake in the Hills IL 60156
Please also note that this fee is NON-REFUNDABLE after February 1st, 2018. Once we are committed to the bus, we will be charged the booking fee, no matter what.
Please note that everyone is responsible for their own lodging, meals, snacks and incidentals.