Walking tour will take you on a visit to the Civil War
Time to catch up on your history. You’ll get your chance this Saturday when the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park gives a guided walking tour of Civil War artillery on Moccasin Bend from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Centering on artillery the Union army used during battles fought in Chattanooga in 1863, stationed on Stringer’s Ridge’s south end, this tour will be led by Jim Ogden, a historian at the park. It will cover a mile and a half, as Ogden discusses how the Union’s artillery here caused a man from the Confederate Army to call their guns “a vicious little battery.”
The tour will commence from a parking area close to 201 Moccasin Bend Rd., north of the entrance to the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute. Organizers suggest watching for the signs that say “Special Program” which will start on Manufacturers Road, west of US 27. The trail is described as “moderately difficult” and it is recommended people bring appropriate clothing and footwear for any weather and water conditions.
For more information, go to the park’s website at nps.gov/chch/index.htm.