155 Unknown Confederate Soldiers

Death 1862
Burial Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 21495 · View Source
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155 unmarked graves of Confederate soldiers who died of various diseases in Chattanooga-area hospitals. Only on soldier is known by name, and has a marker next to the flagpole in the picture. When the soldiers were buried, their names and ranks were inscribed on wooden crosses. They were forgotten with the Union capture of Chattanooga, only to be remembered after the war. By then, the crosses had deteriorated, and no one remember who these men were. The Hamilton county road department maintains the gravel road to the cemetery, and also donated rock and cement to build a wall around the cemetery.

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  • Added: 16 Apr 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 21495
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 155 Unknown Confederate Soldiers (unknown–1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 21495, citing Silverdale Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 48223834) .