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Junior Ranger Series: Write Your Own Battle Song Fort Oglethorpe, GA: On Saturday, October 2, at 2 pm, at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, a park ranger will conduct a 30-minute children’s program about music during the Civil War. It will focus on popular songs during the War and their impact on soldiers’ morale, both on and off the battlefield. Songs written during the war were often adopted by soldiers as personal anthems with their upbeat melodies and patriotic themes. In exploring these songs, children will learn about the origins of music in the Civil War and have an opportunity to write their own battle song using familiar tunes with their own original lyrics. This is the third of four Junior Ranger Series programs this year. Children who participate in three of these programs will earn a special Junior Ranger award. The program will also be conducted on the park’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/chickamauganps) and the park’s YouTube page (www.youtube.com/chchnps). For more information about upcoming programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, please contact the Lookout Mountain Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch. www.nps.gov About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 423 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

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