Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park announces a special guided driving tour of the Battle of Ringgold Gap Saturday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m.

Park ranger Lee White will conduct a 90-minute driving tour on the Battle of Ringgold Gap.

The tour begins at the Ingles Supermarket, located at 5044 Alabama Highway in Ringgold.

On the morning of Nov. 27, 1863, Union forces under Gen. Joseph Hooker clashed with the rear guard of the Confederate army led by Gen. Patrick Cleburne at Ringgold Gap in a small but vicious engagement. The battle would result in a defeat for the Union forces after a string of victories around Chattanooga that prompted one Union officer to remark that the battle was a “Senseless Exposure of Brave Men.”

For information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit www.nps.gov/chch.

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