Thursday, May 8, 2008

Remembering a heritage of honor

A local group recently hosted a memorial service to honor 13 Confederate veterans from Chickamauga, as well as the widow of a Confederate soldier.

“During Confederate Memorial Month each local camp (of the Sons of Confederate Veterans 599) try to do something special,” said John Culpepper, sergeant major of the 37th Georgia Infantry, a reenactment group. “We are here today to honor the 13 Confederate veterans buried here, plus the widow Glenn.”

The widow Glenn is best remembered as the owner of the property where Wilder Tower stands in Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park.

“General Rosecran (of the union Army) used her farm house as his headquarters during the Battle of Chickamauga,” Culpepper said. “It was located where Wilder’s Tower is now. It burnt during the battle and she never came back. She settled out here.

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