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37th Georgia Regiment at Point Park

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Date: August 9, 2007
Contact: Anton Heinlein, 423-821-7786

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Superintendent Shawn Benge announces a special Living History weekend for Point Park, located on historic Lookout Mountain. On Saturday August 11, and Sunday, August 12, living history volunteers representing the 37th Georgia regiment will conduct Infantry demonstrations and camp talks. The Infantry demonstrations will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

In the Battle of Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863, the 37th Georgia regiment, part of Bate’s brigade, commanded by Colonel R.C. Tyler, was one of several Confederate regiments defending the ridge against the successful assault of the Army of the Cumberland. In 1864, the 37th Georgia went on to fight in the Atlanta campaign and the Battles of Franklin and Nashville.

For more information, contact the National Park Service, Point Park Visitor Center, at (423) 821-7786. - NPS -

Did You Know?

Union monuments on Snodgrass Hill

James Garfield served as Major General William S. Rosecrans' Chief of Staff at Chickamauga. Four months after becoming President, Garfield was shot in the back by a disgruntled office seeker. Garfield died two months later on September 19, 1881, the anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga.