Thursday, April 30, 2009


When I last visited Ringgold there was not much to see except for these wayside interpretive markers. I've heard that since then part of the mountain has been opened up so you can hike up there and see more of the defensive position. I look forward to doing that sometime, hopefully sooner than later. Cleburne formed the rear guard at Ringgold Gap following the defeat at Chattanooga. It would also be where the campaign for Atlanta starts, although there would be no fighting here in 1864.

Here our guide points up the hill to where part of Cleburne's men fought for control of the gap.

Of the three markers one is for Cleburne's 1863 battle while the other two are for the Atlanta campaign.

1 comment:

Slamdunk said...

I never made it over to Ringold--interesting stuff.