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


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      September 19, 2019

      Thursday   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      920 State St.
      Lafayette, Indiana 47905

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

      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.

      Cost: Payment required - Fee is $5

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