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.
Communications 150 Years Ago and Now on Display at Point Park
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and the Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club invites the public to attend a special communications event on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 at Point Park, located on historic Lookout Mountain. Living historians will conduct Civil War Signaling programs on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.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., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Admission to Point Park is $3.00 per adult age 16 and over; 15 years and under, Senior, Access, and Annual Pass holders are free.
Across the street from Point Park members of the Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club (CARC) will provide amateur radio hobby members worldwide the opportunity to communicate with Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park during this special weekend. In addition, the CARC will demonstrate telegraphic operations (Civil War). While the mountains and ridges surrounding the city offered Signaling as an excellent means of short-range communication, the telegraph served as the fastest long-range communication from Chattanooga. The telegraph offered General Ulysses S. Grant in Chattanooga and the Lincoln administration in Washington, D.C. the capability to send and receive telegraphic messages in a matter of a few hours.
Did You Know?
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.