Seminar in the Woods

“Seminar in the Woods, 2014 – March 7 and 8, 2014.
It’s time to start planning for next March…
CCNMP Study Group 2014 Seminar in the Woods.
Mission Statement: The purpose of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Study Group is to create a forum to bring students of the American Civil War together to study and explore those events in the fall of 1863 that led ultimately to the creation of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park … “for the purpose of preserving and suitably marking for historical and professional military study the fields of some of the most remarkable maneuvers and most brilliant fighting in the war of the rebellion.”
Tour Leaders: Jim Ogden, Park Historian, and Dave Powell
Date: Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Note: Friday’s tours will involve a tour bus. We will be charging a small fee for use of the bus. See below.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 – George Thomas and the XIV Corps advance to Chickamauga.
In the morning, we will explore the XIV Corps crossing of the Tennessee, visiting Shellmound, Jasper, and Trenton between roughly August 30th and September 9th; much of this exploration will also include following Rosecrans and army headquarters since Rosecrans and Thomas spent much time together during these movements
Park at the Visitor‘s Center. The bus will depart and return from there.
Lunch Break:
We will not be returning to the Visitor’s Center for lunch, as this would take at least an hour out of the day. Instead, we will stop in downtown Chattanooga, or at Trenton.
This means that whatever you need for the day, be prepared to bring it with you. We will not have access to the cars at lunch.
Friday Afternoon:
In the afternoon, we will cross Lookout Mountain, and follow Thomas’s corps into McLemore’s Cove and then on to Crawfish Spring, in the town of Chickamauga.
On foot and by car caravan:
Saturday Morning: 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Baird and Brannan Engage, September 19th
Saturday morning we will return to the vicinity of Jay’s Mill and Winfrey Field, to explore the developing fight on September 19th. Our primary focus will be on Brannan’s engagement with Wilson’s and Ector’s Brigades of Walker’s Confederate corps, Baird’s entry into the fight, and Liddell’s counter-attack.
Meet at the visitor’s center, and then car-caravan to Jay’s Mill Road.
Saturday Afternoon: 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gordon Granger and the defense of Horseshoe Ridge.
We will finish our tours on Horseshoe Ridge, following the Union Reserve Corps onto the battlefield and describing the ensuing action. We will focus primarily on that part of Horseshoe Ridge beyond Hill 3, out to the end of the Union line.
Meet at the visitor’s center, and then car-caravan to Snodgrass Hill.
Cost: Beyond the fee for Friday’s Bus, there is no cost for tour participation. Meals lodging, transportation, and incidentals, however, are the individual’s responsibility.”

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