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Chattanooga National Cemetery

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The Chattanooga National Cemetery has its origins rooted in the city's Civil War experience. On November 25, 1863, General George Thomas began the burial of Union soldiers on land that eventually became part of what is known in Chattanooga as The National Cemetery. General Thomas formally established the cemetery site with Army of the Cumberland General Order No. 296, dated December 25, 1863. It was not until 1867 that the cemetery was officially designated a "National Cemetery" by an Act of Congress. The U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs, and the National Cemetery Administration, currently manages the cemetery's operations. Although the mailing address of the cemetery is 1200 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404, the main entrance is from Holtzclaw Avenue.

Andrews' Raiders Graves, Chattanooga National Cemetery Map, General Orders No. 296, Chattanooga National Cemetery, May 29, 2006 Torchlight Tour, and May 28, 2007 Torchlight Tour. Although this site does not carry all the names of those buried in the Chattanooga National Cemetery, a registry of graves can be found at: - Cemetery Transcription Library.

You are cordially invited to attend our meetings. We meet on a monthly basis to discuss the events, customs, military actions, and other activities relating to the Civil War Period (1861-1865). We try to stimulate and encourage interest in studying, preserving and protecting landmarks, battlefields, earthworks, relics, and collections of data from that era.

February 1-3, 8-10, 2013 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)--"The Red Badge of Courage," a theatrical presentation of Stephen Crane's classic Civil War novel, presented by the Youth Theatre of the Chattanooga Theatre Center, 400 River Street; 7:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 2:30 PM respectively on each of those sets of dates; for more information, see or call 423-267-8534. Note: several Round Table members are planning to be in the play!

February 12-18, 2013 (Tuesday through Monday)-- Original Emancipation Proclamation on display at the Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee; as part of the recognition of the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Archives is touring the original document to selected venues. The only Southeast stop is the Tennessee State Museum. The Museum will be open extended hours while the Proclamation is there. While no ticket is required, timed tickets to reserve a spot is available for a small fee of $1. For more information, see or call 615-741-2692

February 19, 2013 (Tuesday)-- Chattanooga Civil War Round Table monthly meeting.

March 8-9, 2013 (Friday & Saturday)-- Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park 2013 Study Group "Seminar In The Woods;" or contact

March 14-17, 2013 (Thursday-Sunday)-- Georgia Battlefields Association 2013 Ed Bearss/150th Anniversary Tour: Chickamauga, with Ed Bearss; fee; for more information, see

March 19, 2013 (Tuesday)-- Chattanooga Civil War Round Table monthly meeting.

April 16, 2013 (Tuesday)-- Chattanooga Civil War Round Table monthly meeting.

April 27, 2013 (Saturday)-- "LONGSTREET'S CHARGE" FIELD STUDY, part of the Tennessee Division Sons of Confederate Veterans 2013 Reunion, The Colonnade (264 Catoosa Circle off Old Mill Road, just north of Battlefield Parkway/GA 2, in Catoosa County, GA, between Ringgold and Fort Oglethorpe), lecture, lunch, afternoon tour on the Chickamauga Battlefield following the Tennesseans of Bushrod Johnson's Division in Longstreet's attack, fee, reservation required; for more information, see or contact 2013 Reunion Chairman Bob Epperson at

May 21, 2013 (Tuesday)-- Chattanooga Civil War Round Table monthly meeting.

May 27, 2013 (Monday)-- Torchlight Tour, Chattanooga National Cemetery led by Jim Ogden and hosted by Missionary Ridge Camp 63, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

June 18, 2013 (Tuesday)-- Chattanooga Civil War Round Table monthly meeting.

The National Park Service - Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park has a newsletter titled The Battlefield Dispatch that includes an up-to-date listing of park events.

uick Look at 2012 Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP Programs

And, although most of the upcoming events are listed on this page, additional events can be found at the end of each issue of our newsletter, Canister. Go to Canister Issues, click on the most recent issue month, and page down to the UP-COMING LOCAL CIVIL WAR EVENTS OF NOTE, NEW ENTRIES and PREVIOUS ENTRIES sections.

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