Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend special programs commemorating the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga from Friday, Sept. 14 through Thursday, Sept. 20. Additionally, the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center will be open Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16 from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. each day.
Visitors are encouraged to participate in a variety of special walks, talks, and tours concerning pivotal occurrences and actions that took place during the battle.
In addition to these programs, living historians will conduct special demonstrations where they will fire six reproduction cannons, allowing visitors to experience the ground tremble from the power of these destructive weapons. These demonstrations will take place in Poe Field; please follow the special event signs to designated parking.
Eastern National Bookstore will also be hosting authors Brad Quinlin of Duty Well Performed: The Twenty-first Ohio in the Civil War and Robert Carter of The Battle of Chickamauga: The Fight for Snodgrass Hill and the Rock of Chickamauga. They will be located inside the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, where they will be meeting visitors and conducting a book signing.
For times and locations of all commemorative programs, a special program guide can be downloaded from the park webpage at www.nps.gov/chch. Visitors may also pick up hard copies at the information desks located inside the park visitor centers or contact Chickamauga Battlefield at 706 866-9241 or Lookout Mountain Battlefield at 423 821-7786.