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Chickamauga 2018

Discussion in 'The Civil War Traveler's Companion' started by War Horse, Feb 5, 2017.

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  1. War Horse

    War Horse Captain Forum Host Silver Patron Trivia Game Winner Regtl. Quartermaster Gettysburg 2017 Member of the Year

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    I've heard all the demand for a CWT reunion at the Chickamauga Battlefield. Let's plan for 2018. This will require a tremendous amount of help. I am not familiar with area at all. I will need a boots on the ground team to help me with the arrangements. I will consult and organize however I can't do it alone. If you are interested in putting a Chickamauga tour together and can help with the planning, Please PM me and we will get started. I have a great interest in this battle as you might imagine. The old Bull of the Woods finest hour. Let's get to work!
     

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    Funny guy. Chickamauga is of course among Longstreet's finest hours. Something for everyone.

    Sign me up!
     

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    StephenColbert27 First Sergeant

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    What's not to like about Braxton Bragg? He was truly a model of how to make enemies out of all your subordinates.
     
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    No, @cash , not exactly Bragg :D, you should know me better by now!

    @Drew: yep, Longstreet's the man!
     
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    I will include this in my long term plans !!!
     
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    Oh, oh, just had a look ... as @nitrofd said we should best plan around the original date of battle, which was Sept. 18-20, that would mean I'm out :frown:
    No need for you all to change plans of course, but as it is still this early, I can tell that for me a date between June 28th and Aug. 8th (Lower Saxony summer vacations) would be best, which is probably the least agreeable time for the battlefield ...

    Well ... even if I cannot participate in the reunion then, I hope that maybe I can meet at least some of you somewhere...
     
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    cash Brev. Brig. Gen'l

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    Having recently read Earl Hess on Gen. Bragg, it's my belief he has gotten a bad rap.
     
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    Just like Stonewall
     
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    For planning purposes.

    september-2018-calendar-.png
     
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    Not all of them, quite a few liked him, definitely more than is generally believed.
     
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    Also since I work with Jim, if you all want him, better try to line it up soon, his calendar fills up pretty fast, and he is already busy the Anniversary Weekend, the 15th and 16th.
     
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    Maybe you would know,Bragg and D.H.Hill were really good buddies in Mexico when he was with George Thomas and John Reynolds.what caused his falling out besides the poisonous Kentucky crew.
     
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    Then it's time to set a date. That is the first step. Once we've done this we can put the rest together one piece at a time. Let's plan our date and make our invitation to Jim thru @lwhite64.

    Then we will need a hotel. From my last experience I would suggest just one hotel will be needed. We should find one with meeting rooms and a place for group gatherings. We may or may not need the meeting room. However if we invite professionals to join us it's an option we will need. Securing a block of rooms should be easy this far out.
     
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    I think it was both of them at that point, Bragg thought enough of Hill to put him in charge of the operation at McClemore's Cove, but when that failed, Bragg lost confidence in him.
     
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    By the way I liked your book,I have about 30 on chickamuga.
     
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    I bet he is. He was our guide last year at the Hood's Texas Brigade Association Reactivated Battlefield Tour of Chattanooga/Chickamauga. We had him for 3 full days and 2 nights. The only time he stopped teaching was to eat and use the bathroom.:D
     
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    I would also suggest consulting our experts open dates and go from there. It will work much better that way :smile:
     
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    Chattanooga is the ideal place to reserve accommodations
     
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    We need help. We can make this special. Let's get organized.
     
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    I will message you contact information. This is my kind of weekend versus antiquing with the Boss.
     
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    Does Jim take the group on walks of great distance during his tours?

    What I mean is would someone need to be able to walk more than a few hundred feet?
     

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