Madison Life and Times Summer 2016 - Page 27

ABOVE: A white sculpture of a horse marks where a Wisconsin Cavalry unit made one of the last stands at the Battle of Chickamauga. RIGHT: An Indiana monument honors Hoosiers who fought to stop the Confederate offensive on Horseshoe Ridge in the 1863 battle. If you go Getting there: Chickamauga National Military Park is about 450 miles from Madison County. Choose from routes on I-65 or I-75. Hours: All units of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, with the exception of Point Park, are open 6 a.m. to sunset. Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center is open daily 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, is open daily 8:30 a.m. to sunset. Fees: Admission to the park is free, with the exception of a $5 fee for adult admission to Park Point at Lookout Mountain Battlefield More information: http://www.nps.gov/chch n g. gives a detailed account of the fighting. ckkamauga site can’t c n’ ca nt As with Gettysburg, the entire Chickamauga urs should be be visited in a single day; several hours spent touring the battlefield. oles as members rs Indiana troops played important roles seeve ver-of the Army of the Cumberland, and the site has severrcces. al monuments dedicated to those forces. Mountain, Also close to the battle is Lookout Mountain, ioonal another Civil War site open as a national military park. ❚ MADISON 25