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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Join Us Live from Chickamauga and Chattanooga


Many of you have asked us to show off some western Civil War sites for our next “Battlefield Live” event, and we listened. The American Battlefield Trust education team is heading west to the battlefields of Chickamauga and Chattanooga on Sept. 18, 19 and 20, as we bring you virtually to the must-see sites associated with these famous actions.

Chickamauga, known to many as the “Gettysburg of the West,” stands as the second bloodiest battle of the Civil War.  For three days, the armies of Generals Braxton Bragg and William Rosecrans grappled with each other in north Georgia. In the end, Bragg earned his one-and-only major battlefield victory as Rosecrans’ Federal army was sent reeling back to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

At Chattanooga, the Union Army of the Cumberland found itself in a desperate situation—a river and inhospitable terrain to its rear, and a determined enemy in its front. Yet, the Federals endured. A new Union commander, a sense of renewed determination, and a little bit of luck conspired to thwart the Confederates as they looked to recapture the vital rail center at Chattanooga.

Experience the story of these two epic battles with us live on Facebook. We will visit the banks of West Chickamauga Creek, trek across Snodgrass Hill, experience the “Battle Above the Clouds,” and take you to out-of-the-way sites in between.

Please join us and learn how these two battles reshaped the combatants’ respective war efforts, and how they influenced strategy in 1864. Tune in via the American Battlefield Trust Facebook page for this exclusive Battlefield Live event throughout Sept. 18, 19 and 20.

If you can’t join us, don’t worry! You can watch the program later, on our Facebook page or on the "Battlefield Live" playlist on our YouTube channel.

Are you curious about what happens during a Battlefield Live? This video offers a look at some of our live events, from Antietam to Alcatraz! 

American Battlefield Trust