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Battle of Chattanooga and Chickamauga – Part 5

This is the last post on the Battles of Chattanooga and Chickamauga.   Below is a photo of the Wilder Brigade Monument in honor of Colonel John T. Wilder and his “Lightning Brigade”.

Wilder Brigade Monument 1

This building was used to treat injured soldiers from both sides of the battle.

Snodgrass House 1

Monuments Along the Road

Memorials and monuments line all seven miles of the park.

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Foggy Beach

Several weeks ago, we had an unusual foggy day.  It covered the beach for most of the day and gave it a very eerie – but still beautiful – quality and provided yet another side of the character of the beach.

Fog on the Beach (2)

The fog did not deter this little bird.  He scurried along the surf looking for his lunch and found several tasty items.

I wasn’t the only one out to enjoy the weather.

Fog on the Beach Couple

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Battle of Chattanooga and Chickamauga – Part 4

Memorials in honor of both the Union and Confederate troops line the seven mile tour throughout the park.

Georgia Monuments

 

 

Ohio Monument

The battles of Chattanooga and Chickamauga were the costliest battles in terms of lives lost during the Civil War.  Almost 50,000 soldiers sacrificed their lives during these battles.

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Battle of Chattanooga and Chickamauga Part 3

 

Cannon 1

Cannon 2

Cannon 3

Cannon were pulled through thick woods up the mountain by horses and mules.  You can find more information about the care and sacrifices made by these animals here:  http://www.historynet.com/civil-war-cannon 

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Another Look at January 6, 2016

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January 6, 2016

I thought I would take another look at some of my first photos and see what editing changes I would make today.  I knew nothing about editing then so the top photo is straight out of the camera.

Transition 1

January 6, 2016 Edited

I like the difference the muted colors bring.  

Do you have a capture you would like to revisit?  I’d love to see what changes you would make.  Tag it “Another Look” so everyone can share.

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Battle of Chattanooga and Chickamauga – Part 2

 

The US Congress authorized the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in 1890. 

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Flags from each state involved in the battle hang in the Visitor Center…

 

…along with portraits of the Union and Confederate generals.

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Battles of Chattanooga and Chickamauga – Part 1

My mother’s family is from Chattanooga, Tennessee.  My father was in the Air Force stationed at the top of nearby Lookout Mountain and he and my mother met at the local drive-in restaurant.  We moved a lot but we would visit my grandparents every so often.  These trips usually included seeing Rock City, Ruby Falls, Lookout Mountain, riding the Incline (not for the faint hearted) and a journey to the Civil War battlefields of Chattanooga and Chickamauga.  

I haven’t been to Chattanooga in years but we spent a few days at my aunt’s over Christmas and the battlefield was one of the places I wanted to see again. 

The National Park Service maintains the battlefields which includes a museum with photos, artifacts as well as the Fuller Gun Collection.  Both Confederate and Union soldiers returned for the dedication of the park in 1895.  Monuments recognizing each state and its regiments are found throughout the battlefield. 

It was cold and windy the day we visited and the starkness of winter emphasized the sacrifice made by these soldiers.  I’d like to share some of the photos from my visit with you.

10th Wisconsin Monument 3

10th Wisconsin Monument 2

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