“Forgotten Voices” – African American Stories from
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free ranger-led car caravan tour of Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 10 a.m.
This two-hour driving tour will begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. In commemoration of Black History Month, a park ranger will lead visitors through the battlefield, uncovering numerous stories relating to the roles of African Americans in the history of Chickamauga Battlefield, pre-Civil War and beyond. Participants will learn about individuals and families who were impacted by the nation-shaping events that occurred in the fields and forests of Chickamauga.
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.