Thursday, August 25, 2011

Catoosa County

County #3
Catoosa County
August 7, 2011

The name Catoosa is derived from the Cherokee "Gatusi," meaning a prominent hill or point on a mountain, which is quite appropriate for its hilly landscape.

We visited the Chickamauga Battlefield, part of the oldest and largest military park in the United States, the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. The park commemorates the Battle of Chickamauga, one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War fought in 1863.  We walked up to the 85-foot Wilder Brigade Monument, which honors Col. John T. Wilder and his brigade of mounted infantry, who fought against the Confederates before withdrawing. We got to the base of the Monument and had planned to climb the stairs to the top but it was just too hot and humid that day.

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