The troop placement during this time period around Chattanooga is largely unknown. Troops moved in and out of Chattanooga on a regular basis. This was also during the preparation phase of the Kentucky Campaign. Troops concentrated primarily around the railroad. If this gentleman's ancestor died this period in and around Chattanooga he may have been buried in the Confederate Cemetery just off of today's Lee Highway. Back then it was near Tyner Station. This cemetery contains the unmarked graves of as many as 600 Confederate soldiers that died of disease during that approximate time period. The army experienced several epidemics during this time period prior to launching on the Kentucky Campaign.
Gerald D. Hodge, Jr.
War Between the States Historian
Historian: 39th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment