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Roundtable: Cleburne Saves the Day: The Battle of Ringgold
July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join speaker Jerry Desmond, Executive Director of Pamplin Historical Park as he shares, “Cleburne Saves the Day, The Battle of Ringgold, November 27, 1863.”
Following a disgraceful defeat at Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 25, 1863, Confederate General Braxton Bragg needed someone to protect the rear of the Army of Tennessee and its vital supply train as he and his discouraged army hastily retreated into Northern Georgia. The Federal troops, led by General Ulysses Grant, were following in hot pursuit. The only troops available that were not completely disorganized in Bragg’s army was a division of men from Texas, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee led by General Patrick Cleburne. At a narrow gap in the mountains at Ringgold, Georgia, General Cleburne and his 4,000 men held off 16,000 Union troops from three different army corps for most of the day. Thanks to Cleburne’s division and their gallant stand, Bragg’s army survived to fight another day.
The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Annual membership is $40.00. Individuals who are already members of Pamplin Historical Park can become members of PCWRT for $20.00. Non-members can attend for $5.00 each meeting. Call (804) 861-2408 for more information.
This is an in-person event.