Thursday, March 13, 2008

Confederate Cemeteries in Chattanooga

This concludes my posts on Chattanooga. As has become customary I like to end a battlefield by showing the cemeteries associated with the battle. I've previously shown the National Cemetery so it is now time to show the two Confederate cemeteries in Chattanooga. The first, and the one actually associated with the battle, is located just east of downtown next to the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga campus. This is a very old cemetery. We also caught the trees in a lovely spring bloom.

The other local cemetery is east of town, pretty far east in fact. This cemetery is for the men who died in hospitals here in 1862 when the front was much closer to Nashville than Chattanooga. It seems quite large to only have 155 soldiers (all unknown) buried here.

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