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Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213x139
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: On Saturday, May 27, at 2 pm, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a special 45 minute talk at the 9th Kentucky (US) marker on Chickamauga Battlefield. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about Southerners who fought in the United States Army of the Cumberland. Although this program will be on the battlefield, please meet at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center in order to caravan to the program site.
During the American Civil War, over 100,000 white, southern men fought against the Confederacy, with approximately 42,000 of them being from Tennessee. This special program will introduce visitors to some of these men, will explore their decisions, and will show how their convictions led some of them into the Battle of Chickamauga.
Dress appropriately for conditions and bring along a bottle of water and a folding chair if you like.
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 www.nps.gov/chch.