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P.O. Box 748
Chattanooga, TN 37401
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Tri-State Civil War Association
   New Civil War signs mark driving trail  
 
Wednesday, March 03 2010 @ 09:27 AM EST
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Shown with the new Civil War Trail marker on Chattanooga's Tennessee Riverfront Plaza are (L to R) TN Tourism Commissioner Susan Whitaker, Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield, Hamilton County Mayor Claude Ramsey, Convention & Visitor Bureau CEO Bob Doak, Park Management Assistant Sam Weddle, and Chattanooga History Center director Daryl Black.


A new Tennessee Civil War Trails program got a jump-start in Chattanooga with the recent installation of a dozen interpretive signs for tourism driving tours. Park historian Jim Ogden worked with Dr. Daryl Black, executive director of the Chattanooga History Center, to draft text for the twelve new Civil War Trail markers.
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   Volunteers tour Moccasin Bend, get progress update  
 
Wednesday, March 03 2010 @ 09:06 AM EST
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Jim Ogden, center, orients prospective Moccasin Bend trail volunteers before a hiking tour of Civil War resources.



Chickamauga and Chattanooga chief historian Jim Ogden led a hiking tour of Moccasin Bend on a recent Saturday morning, guiding prospective trail volunteers from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the community at large to sites of Civil War significance. More than a hundred turned out to view well-preserved traces of 1863 Union gun emplacements, bivouac shelter foundations and a log-and-earth redoubt.  read more (405 words)


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   44th USCT celebrated at ChickChatt  
 
Wednesday, February 10 2010 @ 03:59 PM EST
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In honor of Black History Month, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to a free program at its Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 1:30 P.M. A Park Ranger will talk about the 44th United States Colored Troops (USCT), a regiment of freed slaves from North Georgia and Southeast Tennessee who enlisted in Chattanooga during the spring of 1864 to fight for the freedom of their fellow African-Americans. This 30 minute program will address the risk and sacrifice these soldiers faced in their own story of “Glory.”
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   USCT living historians sought for PA commemoration  
 
Wednesday, February 10 2010 @ 03:27 PM EST
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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is asking Civil War living historians in other states to identify and designate local African-American re-enactors as official delegates to a coming commemoration of African-American patriots and their significant role in the American Civil War. The commemoration of black Civil War troops, one way that PA is marking the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War from 2011 through 2015, takes place November 4-7, 2010 in Harrisburg.


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   Park hosts Black History Month exhibit  
 
Monday, January 25 2010 @ 12:23 PM EST
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Black in Blue and Gray, a pictorial exhibit recognizing the contributions of former slaves and free Blacks toward slave freedom in the Civil War, will be on display February 3 through February 28 at the Chickamauga Battleifeld Visitors Center at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. The exhibit was developed by the Mary Walker Historical and Education Foundation, based in Chattanooga.  read more (425 words)


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   Beginning Hikers invited to Chickamauga hike  
 
Thursday, January 14 2010 @ 01:06 PM EST
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The Chattanooga Hiking Club and Outdoor Chattanooga are hosting a beginners' hike at the Park's Chickamauga Battlefield unit on Sunday, January 31 at 9 AM. The public is invited. The 3.5-mile jaunt will meander through the easy, wooded trails that crisscross the historic Battlefield. Participants should meet at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitors Center lower parking lot by 9 a.m. The hike is appropriate for adults and kids ages 8 and older, and will take place even in light snow or cold weather. (Icy roads or hazardous weather conditions will cancel.) An RSVP is appreciated. Call (423) 643-6888 or email ruth@outdoorchattanooga.com to RSVP.  


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   Events mark 146th Battles for Chattanooga anniversary  
 
Monday, October 26 2009 @ 02:42 PM EDT
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Photo: View of Chattanooga from Lookout Mountain Battlefield

Join NPS Park rangers and volunteers to explore the events of November 1863 when the Union and Confederates armies struggled for control of Chattanooga as the gateway to the lower South.

Most events take place at the Chattanooga units of the Park: Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Orchard Knob and Moccasin Bend. Additional events explore downtown Chattanooga and Ringgold, GA. All are open to the public free of charge. Please note that, in case of inclement weather, alternative programming will be offered at the Park Visitor Center. Call the Visitor Center information desk for more information: 706-866-9241 or 423-821-7786.

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   Kim Coons named supervisor of education, interpretation  
 
Thursday, September 24 2009 @ 01:53 PM EDT
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Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park has hired Kim Coons as Supervisor for Interpretation and Education. Kim came to the Park from Fort Frederica National Monument at St. Simons Island, GA, where she had served as Chief Ranger for Interpretation since late 2002.

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   You'll like it: Try the new GIS history layer!  
 
Thursday, September 24 2009 @ 01:03 PM EDT
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The public was highly receptive to the recent introduction of a new Civil War history layer that has been added to the GIS database of Hamilton County, TN. The new preservation and education tool debuted through a series of public meetings held throughout Chattanooga in August. It's live and ready for you to try it out for yourself!



Above: Screen capture from the Hamilton County GIS, showing the foot of Moccasin Bend where Union gunners operated during November of 1863. Active map layers include Wauhatuchie and Brown's Ferry (Historic Battlefields), Battlefield Density Analysis (Historic Battlefield Imagery), and Parcels (Property).  read more (395 words)


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   New film showcases oldest historic national park!  
 
Thursday, September 24 2009 @ 12:25 PM EDT
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Saturday, September 26 is National Public Lands Day. The celebration coincides with the debut of a 30-minute film that showcases America's oldest historic national park: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. The film, From Lookout Mountain to the Valley Below: Our National Park, will be screened in the orientation theater at Chickamauga Battlefield from 9 AM until 4 PM. Admission is free.



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