By Rachel Bertone
Calling all Civil War buffs! Experience the rich Civil War history of Chattanooga at the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission’s 2013 Signature Event in October, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga. (Related: Tennessee’s Civil War Trails)
The event’s opening ceremony features special speakers and musical performances, followed by a forum with well-read historians on the crucial Battles for Chattanooga, living history demonstrations and a Civil War exhibit offering rare artifacts from the battles. Attendees can also enjoy special tours, book signings and educational symposiums throughout the four-day event.
The Signature Event, officially titled Occupation and Liberation, takes place Oct. 9-12 at the Chattanooga Convention Center and surrounding historic sites. For more information, call (615) 532-7520 or visit tncivilwar150.com.