Reed’s Bridge preservation effort: Chickamauga 2013 almost complete!

With all the activity of late, I almost forgot to highlight a preservation effort by the Civil War Trust at Chickamauga.  The effort targets 109 acres around the site of Reed’s Bridge, where the battle’s first actions took place on September 18, 1863.  As the historical articles on the Trust’s site indicate, this was anContinue reading “Reed’s Bridge preservation effort: Chickamauga 2013 almost complete!”

Chickamauga 150th: Day Three

The real time programs at Chickamauga concluded on Friday.  As at so many of the sesquicentennial events the last few years, the programs started in the early hours of the day: Even early, a sizable crowd gathered to hear the program: Makes you wonder… is it the notion of “being there” 150 years later? TheContinue reading “Chickamauga 150th: Day Three”

Chickamauga 150th: Day one and two happenings

Looking at the postings on the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, the 150th observances continue on in good style.  The real time events started on Wednesday, and from appearances were well attended: And the events are receiving a lot of local media coverage: And the tours “Marched to the sound of the guns” Couldn’t resist, sorry.Continue reading “Chickamauga 150th: Day one and two happenings”