Picking Up The Pieces Program At Chickamauga Battlefield Is Aug. 26

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will conduct a 90-minute car caravan tour in the Chickamauga Battlefield focusing on how the battle impacted the local population. Picking Up the Pieces: The Long Term Effects of the Battle on the People Who Lived There program participants should meet at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m. 

The Civil War raged in places that seemed far away. However, in September of 1863, the war showed up in northwest Georgia. More precisely, it showed up in a small community along Chickamauga Creek.  The Battle of Chickamauga was like a tornado, destroying everything in its path. After the tornado swept across the battlefield, the lives that were in this whirlwind’s path were forever changed.  Come and explore how the Battle of Chickamauga permanently shaped the lives of some of the residents that lived here during the battle. 

As a reminder, comfortable footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather and water are recommended for this program. 

For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park,
contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at (706) 866-9241, the Lookout Mountain
Battlefield Visitor Center at (423) 821-7786, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.




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