Occupied Chattanooga | Tennessee Vacation

Occupied Chattanooga

Address: 
Coolidge Park
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Contact Email: 
WebPRAC@mail.chattanooga.gov
Phone: 
423-643-6081

The Tennessee Riverfront here underwent significant change during the war. Confederates built forts near the river beginning in 1862. Union occupiers, arriving in September 1863 constructed saw mills and ship repair facilities on the river. Escaped slaves lived near the river in Camp Contraband and provided labor on Union construction projects. Many in the camp enlisted in the United States Colored Troops.


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