Bluff Trail Closed on Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Bluff Trail will be closed effective February 10, 2014, and will remain closed until further notice. The section of trail that is closed is south of the Cravens House trail and north of Sunset Rock.
Closures - Wilder Brigade Monument and Hwy 27 By-Pass Picnic Area
The interior of the Wilder Brigade Monument (Tour Stop #6) at Chickamauga Battlefield and the US Highway 27 Picnic Area will be closed from December 1, 2013, to March 15, 2014.
A Call to Arms Junior Ranger Adventure
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is pleased to announce the unveiling of a new Junior Ranger Adventure book on the eve of the 150th anniversary of the Campaign for Chattanooga. Entitled "A Call to Arms," the book opens as war has been declared between the Northern states and Southern states. Potential Junior Rangers enlist in the army where, through a series of activities, they learn what it takes to become Civil War soldiers. Once their training is complete, Junior Rangers find themselves having to make decisions by participating in hands-on activities while in the midst of fighting at Chickamauga and around Chattanooga.
This is a free book and can be obtained by asking park rangers or volunteers at the Chickamauga Battlefield or Lookout Mountain Battlefield Information Desks. Additionally, this Junior Ranger Adventure meets portions of the National Council for the Social Studies Standards. Although it is appropriate for grades 3-8, adult assistance is recommended for younger participants. Please keep in mind, in order to receive a Junior Ranger badge, the entire book needs to be completed; this includes visits to both Chickamauga Battlefield and Lookout Mountain Battlefield.
Did You Know?
In 1838, twenty-five years before he led the Confederate army defending Chattanooga, North Carolina native Braxton Bragg was part of a U.S. Army unit assigned to roundup and relocate members of the Cherokee Nation from the very area of much of the eventual Civil War Campaign for Chattanooga.