Fort Oglethorpe to hold reenactment of Battle of Chickamauga
FORT OGLETHORPE, GA (WRCB) -
A two day historic event will take place this weekend in Fort Oglethorpe to commemorate the 150th Battle of Chickamauga.
Lucky ticket holders will be taken on a tour back in time between 1860 and 1864.
The last minute details are almost complete for the thousands of visitors set to attend.
Volunteer Mike Brooks says, "this is the second bloodiest battle in the Civil War after Gettysburg."
The Battle of Chickamauga in north Georgia claimed the lives of over 120,000 men in only 2 days. Visitors will board a shuttle bus that will make several stops to observe landmarks from that time period.
Historians will give the tour and review the battle from a union soldiers perspective that served in the 21st Ohio Infantry.
The '"Walk Through Time Tour" is all sold out, but there's plenty to see without charge. Artillery demonstrations and live performances from local and out of state bands will take place.
Park rangers will also offer educational activities for the younger crowd to enjoy.
More information on the events times can be found by viewing this link.