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  • Evening Program: Indiana's Role at the Battle of Chickamauga

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    Name: Evening Program: Indiana's Role at the Battle of Chickamauga
    Date: September 19, 2019
    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Presentation by Craig Hadley, Executive Director of TCHA, Civil War expert and re-enactor

    Craig Hadley will bring to life the details of the Battle of Chickamauga, one of the key battles of the Civil War. A Spencer rifle that was most likely used in this battle is a part of the Museum collection, and will be on display during the presentation.

    The battle marked the end of a Union offensive in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia. It was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater. It involved the second-highest number of casualties, after the Battle of Gettysburg.

    Indiana regiments played a key role in averting a total disaster for the Union. Wilder's Indiana Brigade was equipped with Spencer repeating rifles, and was opposed by muzzle-loading rifles on the Confederate side, The brigade totally out-gunned the opposing troops, and was quickly re-positioned to re-enforce other Union troops where necessary.

    Craig will answer questions after his presentation.
    Location:
    Haan Museum of Indiana Art
    920 State St.
    Lafayette, IN 47905
    Date/Time Information:
    September 19 at 7 PM
    Contact Information:
    Bob and Ellie Haan
    Fees/Admission:
    Fee: Admission is $5
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