Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

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Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, located in northern Georgia and eastern Tennessee, preserves the sites of two major battles of the American Civil War. It is managed by the National Park Service.

In the 1890s, the Congress of the United States authorized the establishment of the first four national military parks: Chickamauga and Chattanooga, Shiloh, Gettysburg, and Vicksburg. The first and largest of these, and the one upon which the establishment and development of most other national military and historical parks was based, was at Chickamauga, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee. It owes its existence largely to the efforts of Generals Henry V. Boynton and Ferdinand Van Derveer, both veterans of the Union Army of the Cumberland, who saw the need for a federal park to preserve and commemorate these battlefields during a visit to the area in 1888.

Park areas

The military park consists of four main areas, and a few small isolated reservations, around Chattanooga.

On February 20, 2003, Public Law No: 108-7 added Moccasin Bend as a new unit of the park. Moccasin Bend Archeological District, designated a National Historic Landmark an September 8, 1986, is directly across the Tennessee River from Lookout Mountain. It is significant due to its archeological resources of American Indian settlement. There are currently no public facilities at Moccasin Bend.


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