Historic mistake: TN website claims part of Georgia

A listing of Tennessee historic sites on the new state government website includes the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park’s headquarters at “Fort Oglethorpe, Tenn.” Actually, as the Times-Free Press observes, Fort Oglethorpe is in Georgia.

The park includes parts of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge in Tennessee where historic Civil War battles between the North and South were fought.

In and around Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., there was a horrific fight known as the Battle of Chickamauga.

Maybe the move to annex Fort Oglethorpe represents a tit-for-tat effort on Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s part, an effort to punish uppity Georgia officials who have long disputed the two states’ border, especially as thirsty Atlanta and parts of North Georgia seek access to the Tennessee River.

In 2013, Georgia legislators voted to authorize a lawsuit against Tennessee over the territory. Tennessee lawmakers and Haslam thumbed their noses at them.