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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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

 

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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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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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