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Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park




One of the primary centers of commerce for the South during the Civil War was the Chattanooga. Known as the “Gateway to the Deep South,” Union and Confederate forces fought for control of the city for much of the autumn of 1863. Though the Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September, the Union troops eventually took control of the city the following month. Once the smoke had cleared, a Confederate soldier despondently wrote that the Union’s victory was “the death-knell of the Confederacy.”

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