Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park | Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742
Created in 1890, this is the oldest and largest military park in the United States and is dedicated to the 35,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who died in battle here during the Chickamauga Campaign, fought September 18-20, 1863.
In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, the gateway to the deep south. The Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September, but renewed fighting in Chattanooga in November gave Union troops final control.
The 5,500-acre Chickamauga Battlefield, scene of the last major Confederate victory of the Civil War, contains numerous monuments, historical tablets, wayside exhibits, and trails. Its museum features the Fuller gun collection.
The 3,000-acre Lookout Mountain Battlefield in Chattanooga contains monuments, historical markers, trails, and scenic vistas. Point Park, a unit of the Lookout Mountain Battlefield, is located on the top of the mountain, and is the most prominent feature.
Pick up a Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Driving Tour map at one of two visitors centers in the park: the Chickamauga Visitors Center (706-866-9241) or the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitors Center (423-821-7786).