Chattanooga National Cemetery
It's history: In 1863 Major General Geo. Thomas, known as "The Rock of Chickamauga" issued an order to create a national cemetery in commemoration of the Battles of Chattanooga a year earlier. He selected the site himself. It was a 75 acre plot on a slope of land facing Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain. General Grant's headquarters had been on this property during part of the Lookout Mountain "Battle Above The Clouds" skirmish.
|Designated Chattanooga National Cemetery in 1867
Placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
Chattanooga's National Cemetery population isn't limited to the Civil War dead though. Seventy-eight WWI German prisoners of war are buried here too. Additionally, the German government erected a monument to commemorate their POWs buried here.
Chattanooga is the only national cemetery that has both World War I and World War II foreign POWs interred. There are 186 POWs from both wars.
McCallie SchoolSuch a stunning high school campus. It's a Christian based boys preparatory boarding school founded in 1905 by brothers Dr. Park and Spencer McCallie with money loaned them from their father.
|School Motto: "Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever."
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military ParkThis Civil War Battlefield is south of Ft Oglethorpe, Georgia and has miles of fields of monuments. We mostly just drove through enjoying the pleasant temperatures and serenity. We did make one stop where we took Lexie and Ozzie for a walk around an area known as Brotherton Field.
|Brotherton Cabin was here during the Civil War battle and was used as a field hospital.
|One of the many battlefield markers.