Chattanooga National Cemetery

Five Photos from the Chickamauga Battlefield and Chattanooga National Cemetery

Souvenir photographs like the ones below were commonly offered for sale in sets to veterans and visitors to the Chickamauga National Park from the 1890s until the mid to late 1910s. This set of five was probably produced around 1905-1915, printed on cheap photographic matte paper and mounted on heavy card stock. Although there is water damage to one and minor foxing on others, this set was stored out of direct sunlight and has remained in good condition. The original image quality is average, as I’ve run into souvenir photo sets from this period totally out of focus.

The photograph of Wilder Tower is signed on the negative by J. W. Pahmeyer and I attribute the rest to him as well. It’s a name I’m not familiar with as a commercial photographer working in Chattanooga.

The palmetto tree and metal fronds from the South Carolina Monument have long since been removed.

  • South Carolina Monument in the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
  • Illinois State Monument on Missionary Ridge
  • Wilder Tower in the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
  • Gravesites at the Chattanooga National Cemetery
  • Road and Gravesites at the Chattanooga National Cemetery
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