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Reflection Riding’s Civil War History

April 9 from 2pm – 3pm

The usual quiet of a Reflection Riding visit belies what happened there in the eleventh month of a year nearly sixteen decades ago. Lookout Creek was a battle line and on the drizzly, cold, 24th of November, 1863, Reflection Riding’s fields and the forest became forevermore part of a battlefield. The Battle of Lookout Mountain brought historic status to that west side of the mountain. In this one-hour, three-quarters of a mile round trip walking program, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Historian Jim Ogden will relate the events that made the grounds of today’s Reflection Riding a part of some of the significant histories that have shaped our nation.