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Ranger Jim Ogden to present Campaign to Chickamauga at upcoming Franklin Civil War Round Table

The Battle of Chickamauga is considered by many to be a lost opportunity for the Confederacy when Confederate forces defeated the Federals in an epic battle just south of Chattanooga.  To many students of the Civil War, it is one of the more complex battles to follow and understand.  We are excited to announce a unique opportunity to view this battle through the use of a giant “floor” map where you will “travel” the battlefield without leaving our meeting facility.

The Franklin Civil War Round Table is excited to present Chickamauga National Park Ranger Jim Ogden at the August 12th event to be held at the Franklin Police Community Room.  Raised in Maryland, Ogden worked in his college summers for the Maryland Park Service at places such as Point Lookout State Park in historical interpretation and research while attending Frostburg State College. While earning his degree in history, he also interned at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

In 1982 he joined the National Park Service where he has been stationed at Chickamauga, Russell Cave National Monument and Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Parks. He speaks regularly to various groups including Civil War Round Tables all across the country.

Ogden has taught numerous courses on the Civil War including a recent class at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and has written many articles while appearing in several History Channel and PBS specials.  Ranger Ogden has led four hundred groups of US Army Staff rides at Chickamauga.

 As a bonus, there will be snacks and a couple of great door prizes!

You will not want to miss the August edition of the Franklin Civil War Round Table.  August 12th at the Franklin Police Community Room. For information contact


Posted on: 8/9/2012


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