Civil War Historian Jim Ogden brings to life stories of daring and sacrifice, endurance and struggle, terror, loss, and victory every time he's aboard the River Gorge Explorer. Ogden's narration, and unique views from the river, help us visualize how events unfolded during the Civil War along the Tennessee River in late October, 1863. Picture sharpshooters in the gorge, a silent flotilla that emerges out of the mist to establish the 'cracker line' supply route, and a battle on a looming mountain slope. These events all helped make Chattanooga's story critical to the development of our nation and can hardly be told any better than from the river itself. Enjoy the beautiful fall color as you explore this passageway through history.