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I am getting to go camping at Chickamauga Battlefield!!
Posted by: 88junior
Date: May 04, 2012 09:39PM
Guys I am getting to go camping tomorrow in Chickamauga Battlefield!! How cool is that, not just anybody gets to camp there just reenactors and boy scouts and cub scouts, I think that's about all. I am a Webelo Cub Scout leader and this is going to be one of the coolest places we've camped. I enjoy just taking in the statues and try to think back to the days before,during, & after the battle and just how many lives were lost 5000 total I think. I have been a big time Civil War buff all my life.

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Re: I am getting to go camping at Chickamauga Battlefield!!
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: May 05, 2012 08:03AM
That sounds like it will be a very nice camp out for you and the boys alike.



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Re: I am getting to go camping at Chickamauga Battlefield!!
Posted by: Cajuncoinhunter
Date: May 05, 2012 09:28AM
Have a great time and take some nice pics. cch

Re: I am getting to go camping at Chickamauga Battlefield!!
Posted by: nailfinder
Date: May 05, 2012 08:22PM
cool have a blast:clapping:



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Re: I am getting to go camping at Chickamauga Battlefield!!
Posted by: yankeewriter85
Date: May 05, 2012 10:03PM
Chickamauga is incredible. Just incredible. Enjoy your stay there. As you said, the statues are remarkable. Everytime I get down that way with my family, I insist on us going to see the battlefield, especially Snodgrass Hill where General Thomas did his thing. Be sure to see the Thomas headquarters monument if you haven't already. As you stand on Snodgrass Hill, where most of the bigger statues are, it's kind of behind your left shoulder down a little road/path downhill a bit. It's worth walking a small distance out of the way to see it. You feel a connection with General Thomas and his men. It's eerie. Safe travels.

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Re: I am getting to go camping at Chickamauga Battlefield!!
Posted by: Dirt slinger
Date: May 06, 2012 12:20AM
Anyone thats been there got pix you can post?

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Re: I am getting to go camping at Chickamauga Battlefield!!
Posted by: Hank68
Date: May 07, 2012 07:44PM
I was there in 2008 in Freeman's battery burning the powder, it was hot as heck matter of fact they had a spectator to have a heart attack and die, our tents were in the open but at night it was pretty cool, VP Dick Chaney was there his great grandfather fought there as a LT on the union side, it was great!

Re: I am getting to go camping at Chickamauga Battlefield!!
Posted by: yankeewriter85
Date: May 07, 2012 09:46PM
I never knew that about VP Cheney, Hank. Interesting. Wish I could have seen that too. I'm jealous!

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Re: I am getting to go camping at Chickamauga Battlefield!!
Posted by: Hank68
Date: May 07, 2012 10:32PM
It was a portrait of his grandfather in the brochure of the battle, and the two favored each other a lot , it was secret service swarming everywhere but it was a blast, just to damn hot !

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Re: I am getting to go camping at Chickamauga Battlefield!!
Posted by: Hank68
Date: May 07, 2012 10:39PM
We hauled three original artillery pieces there, and one was a bronze tube 1861 gun that was cast in Memphis , tenn a very cool piece of history to shoot!

Re: I am getting to go camping at Chickamauga Battlefield!!
Posted by: chickamauga
Date: May 10, 2012 04:37PM
I was at the reenactment in 2008. Dick Cheney didn't allow them to play Dixie there while he was visiting. Political correctness I guess. As you can see my user name is Chickamauga. I picked it because it is one of my favorite battlefields to visit. I don't live to far away and I try to go there at least once a year. Just look out for old green eyes.

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