Artillery Demonstration At Chickamauga Battlefield Is Saturday

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will host a living history day at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday.  Park rangers and Union living historians will describe what life was like for artillerymen on the battlefield.  

The 30 minute programs will be presented near the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

As visitors drive, hike, or bike through the park, they may encounter one or more of the over 250 cannon which mark various artillery positions in the in the fields and forests of Chickamauga. However, these now silent sentinels were more than just mere iron and bronze fixtures to the men using them in battle. To a soldier, the cannon was a rallying point, the hope that could bring victory from the clutches of defeat.  Visitors are invited to participate in these special programs to learn more about the stories of sacrifice and bravery associated with the cannon on the battlefield, said officials.

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




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