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Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend artillery programs this summer at Chickamauga Battlefield and at Point Park on Lookout Mountain.
For four years, the soundscape of the nation was disrupted by war. The roar of cannon broke the peaceful air and thousands marched off to fight in what became America's bloodiest conflict. At places like Chickamauga and Chattanooga, cannon wrought destruction on bodies and homes, and their deadly roar could be heard as far away as Rome, Georgia. But 150 years ago this spring, those guns fell silent. For the men who survived, a distant rumble no longer meant an ominous battle or certain death. Throughout the summer, the park will hold a series of living history artillery programs:
Lookout Mountain Battlefield (Point Park): May 30, July 4, &August 8
Chickamauga Battlefield: July 25 &September 5
These programs will last 30 minutes and will be conducted at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm. Admission to Point Park is $3 per adult, ages 16 and older until June 1, when admission increases to $5 per adult ages 16 and older (15 and younger are free), and there are no admission fees at Chickamauga Battlefield.