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Save a Life at Chickamauga: Blood Drive at the Battlefield

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Date: July 3, 2018
Contact: Stacy Payne, 423-508-5085

Fort Oglethorpe, GA: On Thursday, July 26, from 1:30 pm – 6 pm, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will host a blood drive at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA. This blood drive is supported by Blood Assurance.

Throughout the Battle of Chickamauga, surgeons and hospital stewards frantically worked to save the lives of wounded soldiers. Large field hospitals were quickly established in the area. Of the hospitals, Solon Hyde of the 17th Ohio Infantry recalled, “It seemed as if nature was extending her hands to us in the hour of our extremity.” Hyde was a hospital steward, and he diligently worked to save the lives of people he did not even know. This summer, you too can carry on Solon Hyde’s legacy and help save the life of another by donating blood to support Chattanooga area blood banks. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, contact Stacy Payne at or by calling 

For more information about upcoming programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, please contact the Lookout Mountain Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, or visit the park’s website at

Last updated: July 5, 2018

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3370 LaFayette Road
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742



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