Commemoration and Memorialization: Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery. A presentation delivered at the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event, October 12, 2013 by Traci Nichols-Belt.
Text of That Hallowed Spot! Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery
1.THAT HALLOWED SPOT Commemoration and Memorialization at the Chattanooga Confederate Cemetery Presented by Traci Nichols-Belt Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event, October 12, 2013
2. Civil War Chattanooga 3. The Battle of Stones River 4. The Crutchfield House, a hotel built in 1847, was christened the Foard Hospital in honor of the Army of Tennessees field medical director. It stood where the Read House stands today. The hotel burned in 1870. Photo courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library. 5. Kate Cumming, chief matron of the Newsome Hospital in ChattanoogaDr. Charles Todd Quintard, Chaplain General to the Confederate Army 6. View of Chattanooga and the Tennessee River taken from Lookout Mountain - 1864. 7. That hallowed spot! There reposes the dust of men from every state in the South. There is naught to mark the places where these heroes sleep, save slight mounds of earth; at the head of each is a small piece of wood, numbered. Kate Cumming 8. Federal soldiers are shown with a 200-pound cannon on Cameron Hill. Photo courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library. 9. Truly the first monument which our Confederacy rears, when our independence shall have been won, should be a lofty shaft, pure and spotless, bearing this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN AND UNRECORDED DEAD. Bishop Stephen Elliot Senior Bishop of the Confederacy 10. Standing on the right in the foreground is Capt. J. F. Shipp, Quartermaster-General U. C. V. along with several members of the UCV, UDC, and Chattanooga area dignitaries. Photo: Confederate Veteran Magazine, February 1914 11. In the 1890s various Confederate burials were found during work for the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and they were reinterred in the Chattanooga Confederate Cemetery. 12. In 1995, the Confederate Cemetery was restored and rededicated through the combined efforts of the City of Chattanooga, members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Military Order of the Stars and Bars. 13. We do give thee thanks, most gracious God, for such peace, harmony and good will among those who were once at war And we would earnestly beseech thee to evermore deliver us from the sword. May no root of bitterness ever spring up again to trouble us, but may we live as brethren and that this day bless our land.