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University of Tennessee Chattanooga Archaeological Field
School Exhibit
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Beginning January 10, 2022, Chickamauga and Chattanooga
National Military Park will be hosting a temporary museum exhibit that showcases the
artifacts that were unearthed during the 2021 University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Archaeological Field School. This exhibit will be on display for one year at the
Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.
Under the direction of Dr. Morgan Smith, the archeological field school was initiated to
discover the boundaries of Brotherton field on Chickamauga Battlefield. Brotherton field
is the location where a gap in the Union line was exploited by Confederate forces and
precipitated the Union defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga. Artifacts from the Native
American occupation period, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, and World
War II were recovered. These artifacts record the changes in our surrounding landscape
and demonstrate how Chickamauga Battlefield was utilized before and after the Civil
War. To learn more, please visit the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and join us
as we explore the park’s complex and diverse cultural landscape.
For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National
Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the
Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit the park website
at www.nps.gov/chch.
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Release Date: 1/10/2022
Contact: Julia Poland, julia_aleszczyk@nps.gov, 706-866-9241 x 103

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park News
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Public Information Officer
3370 LaFayette Road
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
30742
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