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Chattanooga National Cemetery
Chattanooga National Cemetery

Built on a rise east of downtown, the Chattanooga National Cemetery was established in 1863 by Gen. George H. Thomas. Only days before the battle of Chattanooga, the National Cemetery had been dedicated by Abraham Lincoln. Thomas used the concept of such a cemetery to collect and bury the bodies of more than 2,000 Union soldiers who died at Orchard Knob, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, and Ringgold, Georgia.

Some Union soldiers who died during the Atlanta Campaign were later transported to the cemetery. In the cemetery, the Andrews Raiders monument marks the graves of James Andrews and seven of his men. The Raiders were among the first soldiers to receive the Medal of Honor as awarded by Congress.

Location:Holtzclaw Ave
Directions:Take I-24 to Hwy. 27N. Take the M.L. King Blvd. East. Continue straight on MLK to the National Cemetery on the right. Just past the Cemetery, turn right on Holtzclaw Ave. The entrance is on the right.

Addtional Information:
Open: Daily.
Phone: 423.855.6590

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