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Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Seeks Volunteers for
Annual Park Day Project
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: On Saturday, April 9, 2022, Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, in
partnership with the American Battlefield Trust’s Park Day, requests volunteers to help clear brush and debris
from the historic earthworks of the 18th Ohio Battery, located on Stringer’s Ridge at the Moccasin Bend
National Archeological District. These gun emplacements, called the “Moccasin Battery” by Confederates,
played a significant role during the Siege of Chattanooga and eventually the Battle of Lookout Mountain.
Sign-up will start at 8:30 am at the South Parking Area, formerly the old model airplane field, located across
the street from 200 Moccasin Bend Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405. Come dressed for outdoor work and wear
clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. For safety reasons and due to the nature of the work, clothing should
include long-sleeved shirts, long pants, tennis shoes or work boots. Tools, gloves, and other personal
protective equipment will be provided. Come prepared for the weather, as the project will be conducted rain
or shine.
After the event, an interpretive program will be conducted by Park Historian Jim Ogden on the role the 18th
Ohio Battery played during the siege and battles.
Since its inception in 1996, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their
dedication to serving their communities. In 2019, nearly 7,000 volunteers at 160 historic sites across the
country donated more than 24,000 service hours. We hope to further increase participation at Park Day sites
again this year!
For more information about Park Day at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, please contact
Will Wilson, Volunteer Coordinator, (706-866-9241 ext. 137; will_wilson@nps.gov).
Release Date: March 23, 2022
Contact: Will Wilson, will_wilson@nps.gov, 706-866-9241, ext. 137
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park News
Public information Officer
3370 LaFayette Road
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
706-866-9241, ext.139 – Phone
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For more information about Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, please contact the
Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at (706) 866-9241 x123, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor
Center at (423) 821-7786 or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.
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