Three Star Battlefield Tour – November 1, 2014
TCWPA announces the next Three Star Battlefield tour in Chattanooga on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Tour the “Narrows” of the Tennessee River, today known as the Tennessee River Gorge. Explore sites and stories of a small group of Alabama Sharpshooters who, during the 1863 Siege of Chattanooga, fired upon the Union Army’s supply trains across the river. Their accurate fire closed a vital Union supply route and reduced the Army of the Cumberland to near starvation. Learn about efforts to close or open the critical “cracker line.:” Tour participants will visit seldom accessed sites on both sides of the river, including sites on Raccoon and Signal Mountains.
For those who want to make a day of it, a secondary tour to the Sequatchie Valley to look at Joe Wheeler’s “Great Wagon Raid” site will continue after the morning tour.
The tour is open to the public; there is no fee. Click on this link to register: Pre-Registration is Required.
Time: Meet at the designated parking area at 8:45 A.M. Tour departs at 9 AM. The morning tour will finish between 12 noon and 1 pm.
Where: Lookout Valley, off I-24 between Exits 175 (Brown’s Ferry Road) and 174 (Lookout Mountain). Participants will be notified of the specific meeting location.
The number of participants is limited and will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. We’ll have a waiting list in case of cancellations.
The tour will go, “rain or shine”. Unlike previous tours, there will be limited walking and mostly driving. Car-pooling is encouraged as the tour drive is about 60 miles. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes or boots for short walks on uneven and unpaved surfaces. Snacks and bottled water will be provided during the morning tour.
For those who’d like continue to the Sequatchie Valley, please check back for additional details.
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If you have questions, please contact TCWPA at firstname.lastname@example.org