2016 CCNMP Study Group: March 11-12th.


It’s time to post information about the March 2016 Study Group tour. See below:

CCNMP Study Group 2016 Seminar in the Woods.


Mission Statement: The purpose of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Study Group is to create a forum to bring students of the American Civil War together to study and explore those events in the fall of 1863 that led ultimately to the creation of the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park.


Tour Leaders:  Jim Ogden and Dave Powell

Date: Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12, 2016; By bus and car caravan.


All tours begin and end at the Visitor’s Center.


By Bus:

Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00: Feint, Deception and Maneuver: Union Operations north of Chattanooga.

Note: Since we cannot guarantee that Resaca Battlefield will be open in March 2016 (still) we have decided to explore other aspects of the campaign for Chattanooga.


On Friday we will visit historical sites associated with Wagner, Hazen, Minty and Wilder’s operations north of Chattanooga, prior to the battle of Chickamauga.


NEW! Friday evening, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – site TBA – Q&A Panel with Jim Ogden, Dave Powell, and Emerging Civil War Author Lee White. (possibly others)


Car Caravan – Saturday Morning, 8:30 to Noon: Van Cleve enters the fight.

We will explore Van Cleve’s Union division, and the September 19th fighting in the woods between Brock and Brotherton Fields.


Car CaravanSaturday Afternoon, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Breckinridge attacks!

We will explore John C. Breckinridge’s September 20th attack that turned Thomas’s flank and penetrated to Kelly Field.


Cost: Friday’s Tours will be by Bus. Pre-registration Fee: $45 Due by February 1st, On-site Sign up Fee: $50 


Send to (and make checks payable to):

Dave Powell

522 Cheyenne Drive

Lake In The Hills IL 60156


Please also note that this fee is NON-REFUNDABLE after February 1st, 2015. Once we are committed to the bus, we will be charged the booking fee.


11 Responses to “2016 CCNMP Study Group: March 11-12th.”

  1. Update on the Study Group | Chickamauga Blog Says:

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  2. Steve Poitinger Says:

    Dave- Do you have a recommendation for hotel? Since I’m not coaching track this year, I think I’m going to come down! Been wanting to do this for about 10 years!

    • Dave Powell Says:


      Sorry I missed approving this earlier, got filed as spam for some reason. Thanks for thinking of the study group. Hotels – I usually recommend the Econolodge (formerly Best Western) or the Super 8, both in Fort Oglethorpe about a minute from the park. The Hilton Express over in Ringgold (slightly longer drive) is also good, just a little bit pricier. $70 per night in fort O, about $100 in Ringgold.

  3. Study Group update | Chickamauga Blog Says:

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  4. Dick O'Connor Says:

    Any room for 2 left on the bus?

  5. Joseph Mays Says:

    If there’s still room, I’ll drop a check in the mail for two on the bus tour?

    thanks in advance!
    Jody Mays

    • Dave Powell Says:

      Jody, Currently we stand at 42. There is still some room, but act soon. Operators were standing by, but had to go make dinner.:)

  6. COL (Ret) Ed Lowe Says:

    Dave–I just found out about this event and curious if its too late to register? Thank you

    Ed Lowe

    • Dave Powell Says:


      It is not too late for on-site registration. I have 45 signed up. I have 55 seats, so you should be able to join us on Friday morning. Saturday is open to all, no bus reservation needed.

      • Ed Lowe Says:

        Check Dave–Thank you and will probably see you Friday evening or most certainly Saturday. Thoroughly enjoying your books and congrats on the third one coming out in September. That is great

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