Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will provide a 60-minute program at the Brown’s Ferry Federal Road Trace (707 Moccasin Bend Road, Chattanooga) in Moccasin Bend National Archeological District on Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m.
Participants should take the Manufacturer’s Road exit off Highway 27 and drive west. “Special Event”
signs will be in place to assist participants to the program parking area.
"Twenty-five years before the clouds of Civil War enshrouded the country, the Cherokee traveled the
Brown’s Ferry Road across Moccasin Bend as they were forced to leave their ancestral homeland
along the Trail of Tears. Thousands of Cherokee people died along these routes to their new homes.
The survivors of this forced removal would eventually be caught in the bloodiest conflict in which the
country has been engaged. The Cherokee, for the most part, sided with the Southern Confederacy.
Why would the majority of the Cherokee people side with the states from which they were forced out?," officials said.
As a reminder, comfortable supportive footwear, portable chairs, appropriate clothing for the weather
and water are recommended for this program.
For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park,
contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241 or the Lookout Mountain
Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786.