Program on Brigadier General Charles G. Harker at Chickamauga Battlefield on June 21

A Kennesaw Connection to Chickamauga

Friday, June 13, 2014

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special program scheduled for Saturday, June 21.  In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the death of Brigadier General Charles G. Harker at Kennesaw Mountain on June 27, 1864, a special 90-minute ranger-led program will be conducted at Chickamauga Battlefield. 

On September 20, 1863 Colonel Charles G. Harker brilliantly conducted his brigade at the north Dyer Field and later at the Snodgrass Farm.

  Harker’s “Momentous Event” at Chickamauga led to a promotion in 1864.  Earning a reputation as a brilliant brigade commander would also lead to Harker’s death at Kennesaw Mountain on June 27, 1864. 

This car caravan tour will begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.  Visitors are encouraged to bring portable chairs for this program.

For more information about programs and other special events contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at (706) 866-9241, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.  Visit the Friends website, www.friendsofchch.org or call 423-648-5623.

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