Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will host a free program with Park Ranger Lee White about the experiences of several women on the Chickamauga Battlefield. This talk will be at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center on Friday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m.
In the Victorian Age, women were expected to live their lives within a confined set of rules. One of those rules was that the army, and especially a battlefield, was no place for a lady. However, like many other aspects of life, the Civil War changed this rule. Women, like Nadine Turchin and some other wives of army officers, defied social rules, which included traveling in the army with their husbands and witnessing the lives of soldiers while in camp. This program will explore some of these women’s lives.
For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park,
contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706.866-9241, the Lookout Mountain
Battlefield Visitor Center at 821-7786, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.