How many people buried Chattanooga National Cemetery?

From that solemn beginning, the Chattanooga National Cemetery has steadily grown during the 157 years since the first burials, including additional acreage that brought the site to about 121 acres. More than 44,000 veterans are buried at the site, including one Revolutionary War veteran.

How can I find my father’s grave?

These can be found through a Google search.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the first and last name of your ancestor, the city or county you think they may be buried in, and the word, “cemetery” and click search.

Can you put flowers on a grave at a national cemetery?

Planting of flowers, shrubs, etc. is prohibited. At the discretion of the cemetery, floral items will be removed from gravesites as soon as they become faded and unsightly. Potted plants are permitted seven days before and seven days after Easter Sunday.

Where are the best cemeteries in Chattanooga TN?

Cemeteries in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 1 BNai Zion Cemetery. 2 Bartlebaugh Baptist Church Cemetery. 3 Baxter Cemetery. 4 Beck Knob Cemetery. 5 Boydston Cemetery.

When was Chattanooga National Cemetery listed on the National Register?

Chattanooga National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. Chattanooga National Cemetery is home to one of five monumental masonry archways that originally served as the formal entrance to national cemeteries found in the South.

Who was the chaplain at Chattanooga National Cemetery?

Chaplain Thomas B. Van Horne was placed in charge of the cemetery’s development. In a report of May 14, 1866, the chaplain indicated that one-third of the cemetery site could not be used for burials due to large rock outcroppings.

Where can I find the schedule of burials at the National Cemetery?

For information on scheduled burials in our national cemeteries, please go to the Daily Burial Schedule. The grave location is furnished with a map in the burial document folder given to the next-of-kin at the committal service.