Temporary Trail Closures on Lookout Mountain (August 18, 2014)
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Headstones, Art, Memories Monuments at Chickamauga Battlefield
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139
An acorn, an ancient goddess, life-size soldiers. The veterans who placed monuments at Chickamauga Battlefield chose intricate designs to carve in stone. What do these symbols and images mean? As part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special program at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2 p.m.
The Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863 left thousands dead and a landscape scarred and ruined. Just over 25 years later, veterans from both sides returned to establish that land as Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the nation's first. To mark where soldiers fought, they placed stone and iron monuments. In bas relief images and honored words, these monuments remain today as sentinels and storytellers to the memories of these soldiers and the civilians whose homes became a battlefield.
Join a park ranger for a two-hour car caravan and walking tour to hear more about these monuments and their stories. The tour will begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.
Did You Know?
Arthur MacArthur, Jr. was awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Battle of Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863. His son, Douglas MacArthur, was awarded the Medal of Honor during World War II.