August 18, 2013

Burran to present program on Battle of Chickamauga at Gordon Lee Mansion

Submitted by Dalton State College

— Just two weeks before the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga, Dalton State President Emeritus Jim Burran will deliver a Dalton State Coffee & Conversation program titled “Who Really Won the Battle of Chickamauga?”

The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. in the garden area on the grounds of the Gordon-Lee Mansion in downtown Chickamauga, less than five miles from the Chickamauga battlefield.  

The Battle of Chickamauga was fought on Sept. 19-20, 1863, and marked the end of a Union offensive in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia. Only the Battle of Gettysburg had more casualties during the Civil War. Burran will discuss the battle and its significance 150 years later.

Reservations and advance payment are required by Sept. 3, and may be made online at www.alumni.daltonstate.edu/events. Cost is $10 and includes refreshments. Those with questions are invited to contact the Dalton State Foundation by calling (706) 272-4473.