153rd Anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga Special Programs on Moccasin Bend

Saturday, November 19 at 10 am and Sunday, November 20 at 10 am. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a series of special programs throughout the Chattanooga area from November 19-25 in commemoration of the 153rd anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga.

Saturday, November 19

At 10 am, Park Historian Jim Ogden will lead a hike to the Union earthworks on Moccasin Bend where visitors can learn about the role of artillery during the Campaign for Chattanooga. This two mile hike will last approximately two hours. Visitors will meet just north of the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute.  Look for the “Special Event” signs to the parking area.

Sunday, November 20

At 10 am, Park Historian Jim Ogden will lead a one mile, 90 minute round trip walk on the Browns Ferry Federal Road Trace at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District exploring the importance of this critical supply route and pontoon bridge to the success of General Ulysses S. Grant’s plans for Chattanooga. Participants should meet at the Browns Ferry Federal Road Trace on Moccasin Bend Road, following the “Special Event” signs.

For specific program information, including program times and locations (particularly for the tours led by Park Historian Jim Ogden), contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit www.nps.gov/chch. Or contact Michael Wurzel at the Friends of Moccasin Bend office at 423-322-5014 or visit the FOMB website at www.moccasinbendpark.org.