Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special, 2-hour car caravan/walking tour at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, August 23, at 2 p.m. to dig deeper into understanding the monuments that bear faces. This tour will begin at the park visitor center.
The Battle of Chickamauga left thousands dead and a landscape scarred and ruined. Just over 25 years later, veterans from both sides returned to establish that hallowed ground as Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, joining Yellowstone National Park as only the second park founded on the national park idea. To mark where soldiers fought, they placed stone and iron monuments. In bas relief images and honored words, these monuments remain today as sentinels and storytellers to the memories of those who lived through the horror of this battle.
For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706/866-9241 or Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423/821-7786.