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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 a special program at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center on Saturday, July 9, 2016, exploring the role of civilians, quartermasters, and other support staff in preparing the armies to fight at Chickamauga. Throughout the day, visitors will have the opportunity to informally interact with living historians, while formal, 45-minute programs will take place at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm.From September 18-20, 1863, thousands of soldiers fought in the fields and forests along the banks of West Chickamauga Creek. Behind and alongside those soldiers were thousands of wagon drivers, teamsters, clerks, quartermasters, and civilians working to ensure that soldiers had the food, clothing, and supplies they needed to fight. Join us for this special program where visitors can "meet" some of these unsung heroes who served "in the rear, with the gear."