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.
Artillery Demonstration at Chickamauga Battlefield - June 29
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special living history day at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, June 29, 2013. 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?
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.