Thursday Color Bearer Tours

— Color Bearer members may attend a tour on Thursday — 

 

Eli Long’s Cavalry Raid
with Jim Ogden

Description: This raid, conducted by Ohioan Eli Long with a thrown together cavalry force occurs during the Battles for Chattanooga and is one of most successful cavalry raids of the entire war but is almost completely unknown.  It went from Sherman's Crossing of the Tennessee River for the Battle of Missionary Ridge to and along the Confederate line of communication to Cleveland, Tennessee, to sever communications between Bragg at Chattanooga and Bragg's detached force under Longstreet that was operating up at Knoxville.  Long thoroughly accomplished his mission with little loss and the information-darkness relative to Bragg into which he plunged Longstreet largely causes Longstreet to make what became some of the most poorly conducted assaults of the war at Knoxville.  This tour will take place mostly by bus, but there will be some walking on a paved walkway (3/4 mile RT).

 

Photos, Fighting, and Folklore at Chattanooga
with Garry Adelman 

Description: Description coming soon... 

 

Tennessee Valley Railroad Tour
with Mark Brainard

Description: Description coming soon... 

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