147th Anniversary Battle of Ringgold Gap Tour

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to
attend a special guided driving tour of the Battle of Ringgold Gap on
Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 10 a.m.  Park Ranger Lee White will conduct
a 90-minute driving tour on the Battle of Ringgold Gap.  The tour begins at
the Ingles Supermarket, located at 5044 Alabama Highway in Ringgold,
Georgia.

On the morning of November 27th, 1863, Union forces under General Joseph
Hooker clashed with the rear guard of the Confederate army led by General
Patrick Cleburne at Ringgold Gap in a small but vicious engagement.  The
battle would result in a defeat for the Union forces after a string of
victories around Chattanooga that prompted one Union officer to remark that
the battle was a “Senseless Exposure of Brave Men.”

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.

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