The National Cemetery
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.Click here for more information on:
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: Interment.net - Cemetery Transcription Library.
A nice scene greets the visitor at the Holtzclaw entrance to the Cemetery