Battle of Chickamauga Civil War Reenactment
Event Dates: September 19, 2013 - September 22, 2013
The Blue Gray Alliance is proud to host a reenactment of one of the Civil War's pivotal battles. Living history and battle action brings to life an era of time that changed our nation forever. The reenactment will be held in the beautiful area south of Chickamauga, GA, known as Mountain Cove Farm.
On the morning of Sept.19, 1863, General Alex McCook walked outside his tent near the Georgia - Tennessee border and discovered Union Command had made a serious mistake. Confederate General Braxton Bragg had been in a series of retreats since the Battle of Stones River at Murfreesboro and Union Commanding General William S. Rosecrans had continued marching west making the capture of Chattanooga a "high-priority" for the Union forces. It would cut the Confederacy’s most important railroad yard and stop freight shipments on the Tennessee River. In addition, the Federals would also have a staging area from which campaigns could be launched across the Deep South.
Four days of reenactment will take place to commemorate 150th years since this significant battle of the American Civil War. While reenactors will participate in all four days, the general public is invited to attend on Sat. and Sun, Sept. 21-22, 2013.
Admission Fee (if any): $10/Adults each day or $15/Adults for two-day pass. Kids 12 and under free with adult admission.
Ages Festival is Appropriate For: All ages
From I-75, Exit 320 in Resaca, take Hwy. 136 West to Lafayette, then Hwy. 193 to W. Cove Road, turn left. Keep right on Daugherty Gap Road into Mountain Cove Farm.
From Chickamauga, take Cove Road south to Hwy. 193, turn right, then left on W. Cove Road. Keep right on Daughtery Gap Road into Mountain Cove Farm.
Portions of the site will be ADA accessible.
No pets. Many are not used to the loud noise of cannons and gun fire.