Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will host a walking tour that will explore one of the more famous “common” Confederate soldiers engaged in the Battle of Chickamauga on Saturday, July 5, at 1:30 p.m. Visitors should meet at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and caravan to the program location.
Sam Watkins' memoir, Co. Aytch, offers one of the most vivid accounts of a soldier's life both in camp and on the battlefield during the American Civil War. It is always of great value when a historian locates a primary source document that presents a vivid connection to the writer’s experiences, said officials. This program will explore some of the literary and historical events surrounding Private Watkins and his comrades in Company H of the 1st Tennessee Infantry during the Battle of Chickamauga.
Comfortable footwear and water are recommended for this program.
For more information, contact the National Park Service, Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 821-7786, the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706.866-9241, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.