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Silverdale Confederate Cemetery

7710 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37421
423 892 0525
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Ranked #26 of 55 Attractions in Chattanooga
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This cemetery is just off the highway and VERY easy to miss! There is a very small entrance and not much room to turn around! Only seemed to be a few small plots! The largest being in the center! There were 155 soldiers that according to the sign out front used to have wooden plaques with name, rank, and hometown... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Was aware going to the cemetery that this was a mass grave site and was also was aware that the cemetery was very small. Was disappointed to find the surrounding area where you park for the cemetery has apparently become a dumping ground as an old mattress was on the ground with a large overflowing garbage can. It's sad that... More 

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Melbourne, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Though a visit to this small cemetery could take just minutes I was glad to have taken the time to visit I had for sometime followed online the work taking place here. Was able at last to see the result of all the hard work put in to restoring the cemetery to a fitting resting place.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It was a pretty simple route right off the freeway, but we ended up driving right past it and u-turning at the hotel across the road. There is a historical marker and two large plaques at the entrance. Arriving at the cemetery, the first thing I notice is that the freeway noise is constant and the large advertising sign is... More 

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Jonesboro, AR
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12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a tiny cemetery. I expected headstones with Civil War information on them. Instead, I discovered that this well kept jewel is th final resting place of thousands of unknown men who died in different Civil War battles. They were exhumed and reinterred here. I was saddened by the sheer number of men who died away from home and... More 

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Norcross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful place to ponder your soul. Makes one wonder about those born in the 20th (and 21st century). Wow what a place that can be overlooked but definitely worth it.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We stumbled across this massive military cemetery and were not disappointed. It was maintained to the nines! A very gorgeous park and place of rest.

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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Many years ago, my husband and I stumbled on this small Confederate cemetery across from our hotel in Chattanooga. We had never heard of it even though my husband is a student of everything pertaining to the Civil War. We went back recently and found it well-preserved and cared for. It's not a battlefield, but it is a gem of... More 

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am part of a group of motorcycle riders who travel from Los Angeles to Washington DC every year bringing recognition to Veterans as well as our present military. We ride the Southern route and one of the stops is Chatanooga, TN - the Harley Davidson dealership and the Silverdale Confederate Cemetery. This Cemetery is one of the stops I... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

You can feel the history as you walk the grounds. It is well-maintained with a beautiful stone wall encompassing the cemetery and an iron gate entrance. It's hard to imagine what this area must have been like back during Civil War days.

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