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Address: 7710 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone Number: 423 892 0525
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Unknown Soldier confederate cemetery

This cemetery was very tucked away almost missed finding it. Wish we could have at least seen markers/crosses on the graves to honor those 155 soldiers who are buried there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia
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Comet, Qld
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193 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely, peaceful sanctuary so close to the hustle and bustle. Fortunately the friend I was visiting knew it was there and knew I was interested in the history of the area. This is the final resting place of 155 Confederate soldiers who remain largely unknown due to the deterioration of the original wooden grave markers. Some have... More 

Thank Goannas
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happened on this by accident going to McKays book store. Very old headstones. Small, but quiet. Nice if you are into Civil War.

Thank gail19572015
Jacksonville, Florida
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153 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The beauty of this cemetery is the brick wall surrounding it. Once you're inside you'll find about 8 marked graves and one for the unknown soldiers. There is also a monument towards the back left but not much else. It's so out of place and strange to see this piece of history surrounded by modern buildings and garbage left behind.... More 

1 Thank shawnagFL
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232 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The entrance is the biggest draw, the Cemetary is out of the way and a little hard to find, but it does contain a lot of history. Not nearly as spectacular as some of the other Civil War displays around the City but it is a solemn reminder of what can happen when happen when men think they are better... More 

Thank ChattaElder
New Market, Alabama
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106 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a sad place, but one to be seen. You won't find a cemetery full of monuments or grave markers being that most of the soldiers buried here are unknown and basically a single marker represents each one. There are a few soldiers identified near the entrance. I'm hoping the construction going on in front of the cemetery does... More 

4 Thank Jgreenway151
Middletown, Ohio
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122 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Not much to see here, a lot of unmarked graves. But it is close to the cemetery and is a very historic place.

2 Thank Jeff S
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This cemetery was very tucked away almost missed finding it. Wish we could have at least seen markers/crosses on the graves to honor those 155 soldiers who are buried there.

1 Thank elaine1162015
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank NikiJones1117
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank Vicki C
Melbourne, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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