Thursday, June 5, 2014

Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Copyright 2014, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

The cemetery is about 121 acres.  The official web site is here. The web site tells us:

"On Dec. 25, 1863, Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas, “The Rock of Chickamauga," issued General Orders No. 296 creating a national cemetery in commemoration of the Battles of Chattanooga, Nov. 23-27, 1863."

The first burials were done in 1863, the cemetery itself was "established" in 1867.  As of 2005 there were approximately 44,000 burials at this cemetery. Find A Grave has almost 50,000 memorials listed.

The day we visited we saw several funerals taking place, it is a cemetery capable of accepting more of our veterans in their final resting place.

Man and I rode around, got out and walked around a bit, paying our respects to veterans of many wars, some in unmarked graves.

Ohio's Tribute to the Andrews' Raiders

Laid to rest, with honors.

*  Please note the photo of the funeral was taken with extreme zoom, paying honor to the fallen, but, no intrusive behavior on our part.


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