As the Guns Fall Si­lent: sum­mer 2015 ar­tillery pro­grams at Chicka­mauga Park

The Catoosa County News - - FORT -

Chicka­mauga and Chat­tanooga Na­tional Mil­i­tary Park in­vites the public to at­tend ar­tillery pro­grams this sum­mer at Chicka­mauga Bat­tle­field and at Point Park on Look­out Moun­tain.

For four years, the soundscape of the na­tion was dis­rupted by war. The roar of can­non broke the peace­ful air and thou­sands marched off to fight in what be­came Amer­ica’s blood­i­est con­flict. At places like Chicka­mauga and Chat­tanooga, can­non wrought de­struc­tion on bod­ies and homes, and their deadly roar could be heard as far away as Rome, Ge­or­gia.

But 150 years ago this spring, those guns fell si­lent. For the men who sur­vived, a dis­tant rum­ble no longer meant an omi­nous battle or cer­tain death.

Through­out the sum­mer, the park will hold a se­ries of living his­tory ar­tillery pro­grams: Look­out Moun­tain Bat­tle­field (Point Park) - May 30, July 4 and Aug. 8; Chicka­mauga Bat­tle­field - July 25 and Sept. 5.

Th­ese pro­grams will last 30 min­utes and will be con­ducted at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Ad­mis­sion to Point Park is $3 per adult, ages 16 and older un­til June 1, when ad­mis­sion in­creases to $5 per adult ages 16 and older (15 and younger are free), and there are no ad­mis­sion fees at Chicka­mauga Bat­tle­field.

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