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2nd South Carolina String Band and Artillery at Point Park

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Date: May 22, 2013
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in special programs occurring inside Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, on June 8, 2013. Come join the 2nd South Carolina String Band as they perform mid-19th century music with authentic instruments. The songs and instrumental tunes performed would have been considered the "pop" music of the period between the 1820s and the 1860s, when Americans were determined to reject the European classical music forms and find their own distinctly American musical voice. The string band's performance begins at 2:00 p.m. 

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs to enjoy this hour long concert. This concert is sponsored by Friends of the Park and is part of the sesquicentennial commemoration of the American Civil War. Those visiting Point Park may also like to experience the power of Civil War artillery, as park rangers and living historians describe what life was like for artillerymen engaged in the Battles for Chattanooga. These programs will be presented at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.  

If you want to know more about what happened along the historic slopes of Lookout Mountain 150 years ago, park rangers will lead guided tours through the park at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Please meet the park ranger inside the Point Park entrance gate for the tour.  

The only fee required to participate in these programs is the regular entrance fee to Point Park ($3.00 per person ages 16 and older; free for those ages 15 and younger).

Did You Know?

Florida Monument at Chickamauga Battlefield

There were Six Civil War Union officers whose military record helped them to become President of the United States of America: Brig.-Gen., USV, Andrew Johnson, General Grant, Bvt. General Hayes, Maj.-Gen. Garfield, Bvt.-Gen. Harrison and Brevet Major McKinley.