Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park announces a special living history weekend at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13.

Throughout the weekend, living history volunteers representing the 37th Georgia Infantry will conduct infantry demonstrations at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.

Living historians will speak about the life of the soldier Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

They will also conduct rifle firing demonstrations at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. on Saturday and at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Visitors will get a taste of what life was like on a day-to-day basis for the Civil War soldier.

For more information, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241 or visit

37th Regiment’s history

In the Battle of Chickamauga, September 19 and 20, 1863, the 37th Georgia Regiment, part of Bate’s Brigade commanded by William B. Bate, was heavily engaged and suffered a 50 percent casualty rate. The regiment went on to fight at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863. They also participated in the Atlanta campaign and the Battles of Franklin and of Nashville in 1864