Red Bank May Get Civil War Markers

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Red Bank Mayor John Roberts said his city hopes to get involved in upcoming festivities marking the 150th anniversary of key Civil War battles in the Chattanooga area.

He said talks are underway with the state for establishing two Civil War markers within the Red Bank limits.

Mayor Roberts said one would be next to new softball fields at White Oak, where he said General William T. Sherman camped en route to the Battle of Missionary Ridge.

It is hoped to place a second marker near the junction of Dayton Boulevard and Signal Mountain Road, where he said a tent hospital was set up to treat wounded soldiers.

Mayor Roberts said Dr. Anthony Hodges, a former Red Bank dentist and Civil War buff, is helping with the marker effort.

Also, members of the Red Bank Commission named members to the Red Bank Planning Commission.

Appointments are:

Mayor Roberts - Terry Pope, 2 years

Vice Mayor Floy Pierce - William Cannon 4 years

Eddie Pierce - David Hafley 4 years   

Rick Causer - Floy Pierce 4 years

Ken Welch - Rufus Smith 2 years

Previously, the mayor named all members to the board.

The number of board members was cut from seven to five members.

Mayor Roberts said he has been in talks with a developer who is planning to build some single-family homes at the south end of Red Bank.

Commissioner Eddie Pierce noted that The Athletic Shop is celebrating its 40th year of operation in Red Bank. He was a former owner at one time and is now an employee.

County Commissioners Joe Graham and Jim Fields were in attendance at the 10-minute Red Bank session.


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