10/06/2012Location: Moccasin Bend National Archeological District | Map Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Chickamauga Battlefield Contact Phone Number: 706-866-9241
Join Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Historian Jim Ogden for an early Fall morning walk to explore a bit of increasingly less "hidden" history at the Moccasin Bend National Archeological District. We'll walk the corridor (but not always the exact alignment) of one of the branches of the Federal Road; move across the ground where a party in the Cherokee Removal traveled; take a look at the site of a longtime important ferry over the Tennessee; and learn about the risky and daring seizure of that same point to save an army from being starved into submission during the Civil War by the opening of a "Cracker Line." Along the way, you'll learn about the new research and technology that is being applied to better bring this history to light. Much of this 2.5 mile round trip, 2 hour venture into the past will occur along a path that is only being redeveloped, particularly once we cross Pineville Road, so comfortable, rugged, supportive footwear is strongly recommended as is clothing appropriate to the day's weather.
Directions: From U.S. Highway 27, take Manufacturers Road exit. Turn west onto Manufacturers Road and go .6 mile straight ahead past Hamm Road intersection, and follow the special event signs to parking at Chattanooga Bakery.