Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a living history weekend at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29.
Throughout the weekend, living history volunteers representing the 58th North Carolina Regiment will conduct infantry demonstrations at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. Historians will present talks about the life of the common soldier throughout the weekend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
They will conduct rifle-firing demonstrations at 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Visitors are encouraged to visit the camp throughout the weekend to learn what routine life was like for the Civil War soldier.
In the Battle of Chickamauga, the 58th North Carolina Regiment, part of Kelly’s Brigade, commanded by John H. Kelly, was heavily engaged at Horseshoe Ridge on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 20, 1863 and suffered a 50 percent casualty rate. The regiment went on to fight at Missionary Ridge on Nov. 25, 1863. They also participated in the 1864 Atlanta campaign.
For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241 or the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or you can click here.