National Cemetery

(NPS 1933 - 1944)

Pruning the Parks: Chattanooga National Cemetery (NPS 1933-1944) Was Born on Christmas Day

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Chattanooga National Cemetery was transferred to National Park Service administration on August 10, 1933, incident to the agency reorganization initiated via presidential executive order. It was then returned to War Department administration by act of Congress on December 7, 1944, after existing for 11 years as the only NPS unit that was -- at least in the deep historical sense -- born on Christmas Day.