published Monday, April 16th, 2012

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park needs living history volunteers

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is in need of volunteers to participate in living history programs this summer. Volunteers will help park staff in the interpretation, demonstration and maintenance of Civil War-era artillery.

During the battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, many types of artillery were used by armies of the North and South. To better understand challenges faced by the men who operated those weapons, the National Park Service uses replicas of the weapons to tell the challenges every man addressed when going into battle.

Volunteers will undergo training to be part of an artillery crew, which will fire these pieces during demonstrations this summer and fall.

Volunteers must to be at least 16 years old, and attend and successfully complete several training sessions. Training sessions will begin May 5.

For more information about this program, contact Gerry Allen, Park Ranger at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, at 752-5213, ext. 120.

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