Tag Archives: Tunnel Hill

Railroads: On Location at Tunnel Hill

On this date in 1849, construction finished on the Western & Atlantic railroad tunnel, the last link connecting Atlanta and Chattanooga. In 1862, the tunnel played a role in the Great Locomotive Chase. Later, John Bell Hood, Patrick Cleburne, and … Continue reading

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Grant Ascending . . .

The events of July 4, 1863, cemented Ulysses S. Grant’s position as a household name firmly into the public mind. The capitulation of the Confederate bastion of Vicksburg to “Unconditional Surrender” Grant of Donelson fame – on Independence Day no … Continue reading

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We’re Still Arguing about General Hood

No, I’m not talking about Gen. John Bell Hood’s decision to launch that tragic frontal assault at Franklin, or to entrench before Thomas’ army at Nashville, inviting disaster. I’m talking about Hood’s right leg. Go to Tunnel Hill, Georgia (north … Continue reading

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Across Georgia to Atlanta

Last October, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend a weekend with Steve Davis in Atlanta. We traveled and tramped about Georgia, getting pictures for his upcoming books in the Emerging Civil War Series. We started at Tunnel Hill and … Continue reading

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Stones in the Road: “Remember Chickamauga”

Part five in a series. The changing leaves fell slowly to the ground from the trees atop Lookout Mountain. Overlooking Chattanooga, Tennesee, this great giant peered down on the Union lines around the city. Inside, the Army of the Cumberland … Continue reading

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