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Friends of the Park
P.O. Box 748
Chattanooga, TN 37401
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Tri-State Civil War Association
   West Coast conference focuses on Chattanooga Campaign  
 
Friday, March 27 2009 @ 05:30 PM EDT
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Three historians associated with Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will be featured speakers at the 2009 West Coast Civil War Round Table Conference in October. Jim Ogden, Evan Jones and Lee White will present programs during the San Joaquin Valley Civil War Round Table-sponsored conference October 23-25, 2009 in Clovis, California.   read more (302 words)


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   Chickamauga Chase helps Friends help the Park!  
 
Friday, March 27 2009 @ 04:37 PM EDT
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The 41st running of The Chickamauga Chase, Chattanooga Track Club's oldest continuously presented event, takes place on Saturday, April 18. The Chase benefits Friends of the Park and offers something for everyone, including a 15K signature race, a 5K race, a 2.5 mile scenic walk and a KiddieK.



Photo above: Friends member Anthony Hodges is part of The Chickamauga Chase tradition as he appears in Confederate uniform each year to start the race with a rifle shot.


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   Volunteers sought for annual Civil War Preservation Trust Park Day  
 
Friday, February 20 2009 @ 08:26 AM EST
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FriendsContinuing a long tradition, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will observe the 2009 Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) Park Day on Saturday, April 4. Staff and volunteers will focus on three specific projects at the Park.


This 2008 crew enhanced a high-profile section of Chickamauga Battlefield by building a period-authentic fence on Park Day in 2008. Join a 2009 crew and make a difference!
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   Park Program Explores Role of 44th U.S. Colored Troops  
 
Wednesday, February 18 2009 @ 01:27 PM EST
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Visit Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 1:30 PM and learn a fascinating story of "Glory:" the story of the 1,000 local African American men who served their country as Civil War soldiers.   read more (75 words)


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   Battlefield's Alexander Bridge Closed to Vehicular Traffic  
 
Wednesday, February 18 2009 @ 01:22 PM EST
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Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park has announced the immediate closure of Alexander's Bridge to vehicular traffic.
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   Greg Vital Honored With Haskins Award  
 
Thursday, February 05 2009 @ 09:17 AM EST
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FriendsFriends of the Park honored Greg A. Vital on January 29, 2009 during an event that also showcased the Park’s 2008 achievements and its plans for 2009. The gathering took place at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center on Park grounds in north Georgia. It was co-sponsored by Friends of the Park and the Friends of Moccasin Bend. On hand were Park volunteers and the Boards of Directors of the sister Friends organizations.






From left, Park superintendent Shawn Benge, Dr. Joe Haskins, Haskins Award honoree Greg Vital and Friends president Becky Browder. Greg received a tribute that included two antique postcard views of Bragg Reservation and two artifacts found on their property by neighbors of the Park reservation on Missionary Ridge.   read more (427 words)


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   Park Seeks Public Input  
 
Thursday, February 05 2009 @ 08:59 AM EST
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fotpIn preparing a new General Management Plan (GMP), Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will host two public open house meetings to obtain input from the community on the future management of the park.






Tuesday, March 10, 4 - 8 p.m.
Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center
3370 Lafayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA






Thursday, March 12, 4 - 8 p.m.
Walker Pavilion, Coolidge Park
150 River Street, Chattanooga, TN  read more (222 words)


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   Park explores German contributions to local Civil War events  
 
Monday, January 12 2009 @ 09:12 AM EST
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fotpChickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites visitors to attend a special interpretive talk on Friday evening, January 16, 2009, at 7:00 p.m., at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center Theater. Park ranger Lee White will discuss the role of German soldiers in the Chattanooga Campaign, a seldom-explored aspect of our Civil War history here in the region.  read more (133 words)


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   Park Announces 145th Commemoration of Battles for Chattanooga  
 
Tuesday, November 18 2008 @ 11:39 AM EST
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ParkChickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend upcoming special interpretive programs presented in commemoration of the 145th Anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga. A variety of educational programs will be offered on Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23, 2008.

The Battles for Chattanooga, November 23-25, 1863, marked the end of a five month campaign for control of this key rail center, the “Gateway to the Deep South.” The following year, General William T. Sherman used Chattanooga as a base of supply and communication during his Georgia campaigns.

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   Park commemorates Seige of Chattanooga  
 
Wednesday, October 29 2008 @ 10:45 AM EDT
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ParkChickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park continues its 145th observance of the anniversary of the 1863 Campaign for Chattanooga in November. The public is invited to attend a series of interpretive and living history programs presented at Lookout Mountain Battlefield on Saturday, November 1, 2008.



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