Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to
attend a special guided tour of Missionary Ridge Battlefield on
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, 2010. Park Ranger Anton Heinlein
will conduct a 90-minute, 1 mile, guided walking tour on the Battle of
Missionary Ridge. The tour begins at Bragg Reservation on Missionary Ridge
at 2:30 p.m. and concludes at the Ohio Reservation. Please wear
comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
The Battle of Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863, was the final battle of
the five-month campaign for control of the city of Chattanooga. After
capturing the Confederate rifle pits at the base of the ridge, the Union
Army of the Cumberland, without orders, charged up Missionary Ridge and
forced the Confederate Army of Tennessee to abandon the high ground. Union
veterans labeled this heroic charge “The Miracle at Missionary Ridge.” The
victory secured Chattanooga for the Union and provided General William T.
Sherman a supply and communication base for the 1864 Atlanta campaign.
For more information on this program, and other programs, contact the
National Park Service, Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at (423)
821-7786 or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.