Artillery Demonstrations at Chickamauga Battlefield
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 Sunday, May 26, 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 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 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?
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.