Hands On History: Living History Encampment At Point Park

Friday, July 13, 2018

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will host a youth-focused living history encampment at Point Park on Lookout Mountain on Saturday, July 28 and on Sunday, July 29. Living historians with the Western Federal Infantry will provide young people opportunities to “enlist” and interact at stations on infantry and artillery drill, the daily lives of soldiers and to learn about the challenges and experiences of southern Unionists in Chattanooga.

On Saturday, interactive stations will be ongoing from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Each day there will be infantry firing demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Admission to Point Park is $7 per adult, ages 16 and over. Ages 15 and under are free.

"In the summer of 1864, the Union Army set up recruiting stations in the Chattanooga area to enlist
both loyal white residents and African Americans. Many area residents answered the call and enlisted
in units being organized in the city, like the 6th Tennessee Mounted Infantry or the 44th United States
Colored Troops. The park hopes you will come and learn about army life in Chattanooga during the
summer of 1864," officials said.

For more information about upcoming programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military
Park, contact the Lookout Mountain Visitor Center at 423-821-7786 or the Chickamauga
Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241.


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