Artillery Demonstrations At Point Park Aug. 16

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend living history artillery demonstrations inside Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Visitors are reminded that admission to Point Park is $3 per adult, age 16 and older.  

In the autumn of 1863, Confederate forces attempted to besiege the Union Army of the Cumberland in Chattanooga.  Rebel artillery was positioned on the summit of Lookout Mountain to prevent Union forces from using Lookout Valley and the Tennessee River as a supply route from supply depots located in northeast Alabama to Chattanooga.

  Artillerists, hauling their cannon up the rugged side of the mountain, were impressed with the view from the summit.  One soldier wrote that the view “seemed almost limitless.  In front, to the right, to the left, mountain on mountain loomed tall and blue as far as vision might extend, while the Tennessee River, winding gracefully among them, gleamed out here and there in bright relief.”  

The public is invited to come and learn what it took for these gray-clad artillerists to successfully besiege the city of Chattanooga.

For more information, contact the National Park Service, Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.



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