University / Cumberland Mountain interments to Chattanooga National Cemetery A Virtual Cemetery created by: Janet
Description: A series (L-9131 to L-9140) of graves of men of the 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, who were originally buried at Cumberland Mountain, also described as University Hill/Heights/Place, Tenn. I think this is the site of the town of Sewanee, Tn.
One Unknown in L-9130, was originally buried at Tracy City.
Series 1 - Volume 30 (Part I), page 439. Reports of Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Reynolds, U.S. Army, Commanding Fourth Division HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FOURTEENTH CORPS, Trenton, Ga., September 6, 1863. COLONEL: I have to report movements and operations of my command during the month of August, as follows, viz: Division left Decherd, Tenn., on 16th, crossed Cumberland Mountains at University Place, and moving via Sweedens Cove and Battle Creek, arrived at Jasper, Tenn., on the 21st. At University, detached the mounted brigade (Colonel Wilders) of the division, sending them to a point on the Tennessee River opposite to Chattanooga, which position the brigade reached, and shelled Chattanooga (by Lillys Eighteenth Indiana Battery) on the 21st. Also detached from University the Eighty-ninth Ohio Regiment, Colonel Carlton, to occupy Tracy City... [Wilder's Brigade and other forces also went to or through Tracy City on their way to Chattanooga.]
Series 1 - Volume 30 (Part I), page 469 [Report] No. 72. Itinerary of the Second Brigade. * August 1 the brigade encamped at University Place, Franklin County, Tenn. August 2 Col. Edward A. King, Sixty-eighth Indiana Infantry, by order of Maj. Gen. J. J. Reynolds, assumed command of the brigade. August 17 the brigade moved at 9.30 a.m., and encamped at Sweedens Cove, 12 miles from University Place. August 18 marched at 1 p.m., and encamped at Battle Creek, 5 miles from Sweedens Cove. August 21 ordered to break the enemys railroad communications by the Chattanooga and Nashville Railroad with Bridgeport at Shellmound...