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    National Military Park GA,TN

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The Union Army Controls the Gateway City

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Date: August 9, 2013
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139

Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free ranger guided walking program on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Participants are encouraged to meet at Outdoor Chattanooga (200 River Street) in North Shore Chattanooga at 1:30 p.m. for a 3-hour walking tour.  

Have you every driven down Market Street in Chattanooga and wondered what the street scene must have looked like during the Civil War? Did you know that before the Union army's occupation, Chattanooga was still a fairly "raw" city, looking much like the old west towns of our childhood imaginations? If you have any interest in the city during the Union army's stay or the city's history in general, you are encouraged to attend this unique educational experience.      

As a reminder, comfortable, supportive footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather and water are recommended for this program.

Did You Know?

Lookout Mountain artillery

Captain Eli Lilly commanded a battery of artillery that saw heavy and successful action during the Battle of Chickamauga. Following the Civil War, Lilly, a pharmaceutical chemist, founded Eli Lilly and Company, a company which today is one of the largest in the world.