Temporary Trail Closures on Lookout Mountain (August 18, 2014)
The park is advising the public that portions of the Lookout Mountain trails will be temporarily closed on Monday, August 18, 2014, from 7 am until 2 pm.In case of inclement weather, work will begin on Tuesday, August 19. More »
Artillery Demonstration at Chickamauga Battlefield
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special living history day at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, August 24. Come experience the power of Civil War artillery, as park rangers and Union living historians describe what life was like for artillerymen on the battlefield. These thirty-minute programs will be presented near the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
Fighting at Chickamauga often proved difficult for even veteran artillerymen. Captain W. H. Fowler, whose battery position is marked behind the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, said his guns were limited "because of the character of the field where we operated was so badly adapted to the use of light artillery." Although conditions were not always ideal, artillery played an important role in the battle as it raged in the forests and fields near Chickamauga Creek.
Did You Know?
More American soldiers died in training on the Chickamauga Battlefield during the Spanish American War than died during that four month long war.