"To Provide A Proper Resting Place: Creating The Chattanooga National Cemetery" Program Set For Dec. 8

Monday, November 19, 2018

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, in partnership with the Chattanooga National Cemetery, invites the public to participate in a one-hour program on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m., focusing on the creation of the national cemetery in 1863.

This is a free program and will take place in the Chattanooga National Cemetery at the Andrews Raiders Monument in Section H. The cemetery is located at 1200 Baily Ave. in Chattanooga.

"The Chattanooga National Cemetery, overshadowed by Lookout Mountain, is breathtaking with its
thousands of uniformly standing headstones, but many passersby have no idea about its origin," officials said.  "It all began on Christmas Day 1863, when US General George Thomas created the first permanent national cemetery by military order. His order stated that 'a National Cemetery be founded at this place, in commemoration of the battles at Chattanooga, fought Nov. 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27, and to provide proper resting places for the remains of the brave men who fell upon the fields
fought over upon those days, and for the remains of such as may hereafter give up their lives in this
region in defending their country against treason and rebellion.'

"We hope you will join us as we explore the creation and administration of this hallowed site nestled in the low hills outside Chattanooga."

For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park,
contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241 or the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786.


HCSO Marine Patrol Division Hosts National Boater Safety Week And National Water Safety Month Press Conference

2019 EMS Week Bass Tournament Results

“The Bull Of The Woods” Panel Discussion And Battlefield Tour Set For June 1


Sheriff Jim Hammond and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Division hosted a press conference on Wednesday at Chester Frost Park in recognition of National Boater Safety Week ... (click for more)

Here are the results for the 2019 EMS Week Bass Tournament: 1st Place: Jamie Willis and Chris Coffey : 22.29 lbs. BIG FISH WINNER: 6.10 lbs 2nd Place: Robert Stevenson and Jim Bullman: ... (click for more)

On Saturday, June 1, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Eastern National will co-host a special panel discussion and battlefield tour about General James Longstreet, Confederate ... (click for more)


Outdoors

HCSO Marine Patrol Division Hosts National Boater Safety Week And National Water Safety Month Press Conference

Sheriff Jim Hammond and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Division hosted a press conference on Wednesday at Chester Frost Park in recognition of National Boater Safety Week (May 18–24). It is also important to note that May is National Water Safety Month. During the press conference, members of the media learned about the HCSO Marine Patrol Division’s mission ... (click for more)

2019 EMS Week Bass Tournament Results

Here are the results for the 2019 EMS Week Bass Tournament: 1st Place: Jamie Willis and Chris Coffey : 22.29 lbs. BIG FISH WINNER: 6.10 lbs 2nd Place: Robert Stevenson and Jim Bullman: 16.09 lbs. 3rd Place: James Burkhart and Tyler Ezell: 15.40 lbs. 4th Place: Brett Taylor and Chris Mason: 14.88 lbs. 5th Place: Dan Broom and Terry Cater: 14.77 lbs. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Rep. Mike Carter Seeks To Become House Speaker

Rep. Mike Carter, of Harrison, has written a letter to his Tennessee House colleagues asking that he be consider for Speaker of the House. The development comes after Speaker Glen Casada said he will step down in early June after returning from a vacation. His decision followed a no confidence vote by House members. Here is the letter from Rep. Carter: Today I am writing ... (click for more)

Marion County Sheriff's Female Detective Shot; Taken To Chattanooga Hospital; TBI Investigating Accidental Injury

A female Marion County Sheriff's detective was accidentally shot on Wednesday afternoon at the Sheriff's Office at Jasper. The detective was rushed to a Chattanooga hospital. Marion County Sheriff Bo Burnette said the detective was shot in the leg. He said the leg was broken and a pin will be inserted. He said she was undergoing surgery and may have additional surgery on Thursday. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Aborting The Rescue Of Children's Education In Hamilton County

I was really captivated by this morning’s story in the Chattanoogan.com, “County School Officials Mobilized To Keep Hamilton County Out Of Lee Voucher Bill; Emails Give Details” I have read these emails and one that was not published from Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson to Elizabeth Millsaps and copied to Robert Gowan on April 15, 2019 about “Hamilton County numbers -ESAs”. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Too Good To Be True

I spend several hours every day practicing what I call “My Morning Reading.” I search for stories I think will be of interest to a what has become a large group of followers because I love to share stories on just about any subject and, if they are funny, have the ability to inspire, or pass along wisdom that’s all the better. Sometimes, however there is a price to pay. About 20 ... (click for more)