Civil War History

Civil War History

Four areas of the landscape park at Reflection Riding were named to honor Civil War heros. Millison Field, Rickard’s Reflection, Candy Flats and Billy Bethune Field.

The battle raged across Reflection Riding north toward the point of Lookout Mountain. By the end of the all day fight the Confederates were defeated and withdrew from Lookout Mountain, thus ending one of a series of battles fought by the Federals to aid their besieged comrades inside Chattanooga. This contest is often called “The Battle Above the Clouds” because of the heavy fog in which it was fought.

Candy Flats Historic Sign   Billy Bethune Field Historic Sign   Rickards Reflection Historic Sign

Historic Markers
During the 1950’s Wm. O. Steele, a Newberry Award winner for children’s historical fiction, was employed to write text for wooden hand painted signs telling the intriguing history of Reflection Riding. In keeping with the Chambliss love of all things English, all the texts opened with a Shakespearean quote then told the story of heroes in time past. Recently some of these rustic markers have been reproduced from cedar trees in Lookout Valley which were felled by the tornadoes of 2012. Horse shoe hangers were created to replace those originally made on the property.


Hours of Operation • Monday thru Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Sunday (April - October) 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please note the last time to drive through loop is 4:30 p.m. • Gates close at 5:00 p.m.