Chickamauga National Battlefield

Thomas Wilmer

 Join correspondent Tom Wilmer reporting from Chickamauga National Military Park at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia for a conversation with U.S. National Park Ranger Lee White. Specializing in the human aspects of the Civil War soldiers, Ranger White shares insights about what they ate, the clothes and boots they wore, the diseases that killed them by the thousands, and their emotional state of being as documented in their poignant letters home. 

Ms. Robin White NPS Superintendent Little Rock Central High with fellow park rangers
National Park Service

A trip to Arkansas results in an emotional conversation about racism

The human side of Civil War soldiers, from dress, diet to disease and letters home

The National Park's Chickamauga Battlefield in Georgia with NPS Ranger Christopher Young

Thomas Wilmer

National Park Ranger Lee White specializes in the human aspects of the Civil War soldiers, what they ate, the clothes and boots they wore, the diseases that killed them by the thousands, and their emotional state of being as documented in their poignant letters home.

Issues & Ideas: air date 08-14-2013

Aug 14, 2013

America in the Fall—Exploration Destinations. When summer vacation ends and the kids are back in school…that’s when many empty nesters hit the road to explore new destinations both close to home and around the country. Correspondent, Tom Wilmer, shares a sampler of intriguing things to see and do, including: The Booker T. Washington National Monument in Virginia. A visit to Spaceport America in New Mexico where Virgin Galactic is transforming space travel with planned sub-orbital flights for tourists and the cost to play is no longer limited to the rich and famous.