“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?
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.