Artillery Demonstration Scheduled For Sunday At Chickamauga Battlefield

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special living history day at Chickamauga Battlefield this Sunday. Come experience the power of Civil War artillery, as park rangers and Union living historians describe what life was like for artillerymen on the battlefield. These thirty minute programs will be presented near the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Fighting at Chickamauga often proved difficult for even veteran artillerymen. Captain W. H. Fowler, whose battery position is marked behind the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, said his guns were limited “because of the character of the field where we operated was so badly adapted to the use of light artillery.” Although conditions were not always ideal, artillery played an important role in the battle as it raged in the forests and fields near Chickamauga Creek. 

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 423/821-7786

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