Just eight miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Fort Oglethorpe is adjacent to historic Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Parks and several antebellum historical sites. The city boasts excellent schools, beautiful landscapes, and an outstanding quality of life. Barnhardt Circle includes a museum and was the centerpiece of Fort Oglethorpe when it was home base for the Sixth Cavalry. The Chickamauga National Military Park is the site of the Battle of Chickamauga, the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park is known for its rescue of a local carousel. Nearby Ringgold has several antebellum sites.