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Ray E. Duke

Ray E. Duke
Made by SneakinDeacon
Sergeant Ray E. Duke received the Medal of Honor for his heroic service during the Korean War. His Medal of Honor Citation reads: Sfc. Duke, a member of Company C, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and outstanding courage above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. Upon learning that several of his men were isolated and heavily engaged in an area yielded by his platoon when ordered to withdraw, he led a small force in a daring assault which recovered the position and the beleaguered men. Another enemy attack in strength resulted in numerous casualties but Sfc. Duke, although wounded by mortar fragments, calmly moved along his platoon line to coordinate fields of fire and to urge his men to hold firm in the bitter encounter. Wounded a second time he received first aid and returned to his position. When the enemy again attacked shortly after dawn, despite his wounds, Sfc. Duke repeatedly braved withering fire to insure maximum defense of each position. Threatened with annihilation and with mounting casualties, the platoon was again ordered to withdraw when Sfc. Duke was wounded a third time in both legs and was unable to walk. Realizing that he was impeding the progress of 2 comrades who were carrying him from the hill, he urged them to leave him and seek safety. He was last seen pouring devastating fire into the ranks of the onrushing assailants. The consummate courage, superb leadership, and heroic actions of Sfc. Duke, displayed during intensive action against overwhelming odds, reflect the highest credit upon himself, the infantry, and the U.S. Army. Sergeant Duke is buried in the Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Samuel Robertson

Samuel Robertson
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Samuel Robertson was a member of James Andrew's Raiders, who stole the locomotive known as “The General” at Big Shanty, which is known today as Kennesaw, Georgia. The raiders headed north, destroying track an telegraph wires along the way. The raiders were pursued by “The General’s” conductor, William Fuller, first on foot and then by hand car before securing their own locomotive known as “Texas.” For more than 50-miles “The Texas” chased “The General” north toward Chattanooga. About 2-miles north of Ringgold, Georgia, “The General ran out of steam and fuel and Andrews and his raiders abandoned the locomotive but were soon captured. Andrews and his raiders were court-martialed in Chattanooga and were sentenced to hang. Most of the raiders were members on the Union Army and were awarded the Medal of Honor. Samuel Robertson's Medal of Honor Citation reads: Nineteen of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into the enemy's territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta. Samuel Robertson is buried along side of James Andrews in the Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

James J. Andrews.

James J. Andrews.
Made by SneakinDeacon
James Andrews was born in Holiday's Cove, Virginia , near present day Weirton, West Virginia. During the Civil War Andrews an 22-volunteers stole the locomotive known as “The General” at Big Shanty, which is known today as Kennesaw, Georgia. The raiders headed north, destroying track an telegraph wires along the way. The raiders were pursued by “The General’s” conductor, William Fuller, first on foot and then by hand car before securing their own locomotive known as “Texas.” For more than 50-miles “The Texas” chased “The General” north toward Chattanooga. About 2-miles north of Ringgold, Georgia, “The General ran out of steam and fuel and Andrews and his raiders abandoned the locomotive but were soon captured. Andrews and his raiders were court-martialed in Chattanooga and were sentenced to hang. Andrews briefly escaped on June 1, 1862 but was captured the next day and quickly taken to Atlanta where he was hange on June 7, 1862. Most of the raiders were members on the Union Army and were awarded the Medal of Honor, however James Andrews was a civilian and not eligible to receive the medal. James Andrews and several of his raiders are buried in the Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

William Campbell

William Campbell
Made by SneakinDeacon
William Campbell was a member of James Andrew's Raiders, who stole the locomotive known as “The General” at Big Shanty, which is known today as Kennesaw, Georgia. The raiders headed north, destroying track an telegraph wires along the way. The raiders were pursued by “The General’s” conductor, William Fuller, first on foot and then by hand car before securing their own locomotive known as “Texas.” For more than 50-miles “The Texas” chased “The General” north toward Chattanooga. About 2-miles north of Ringgold, Georgia, “The General ran out of steam and fuel and Andrews and his raiders abandoned the locomotive but were soon captured. Andrews and his raiders were court-martialed in Chattanooga and were sentenced to hang. Most of the raiders were members on the Union Army and were awarded the Medal of Honor. William Campbell is buried along side of James Andrews in the Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Andrew Raiders Memorial

Andrew Raiders Memorial
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The Andrew Raiders Memorial is located in Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tn. The Andrews Raiders where a group of 22 men, mostly from Ohio regiments, from the Union during the Civil War. The hijacked a train, The General, outside Kennesaw and rode it north 200 miles destroying every Confederate thing in sight. They were led by a civilian and confederate spy James Andrews. The goal was to cause as much damage as possible to the Western & Atlantic Railroad from Atlanta to Chattanooga cutting the Confederates off north of Atlanta. The plan went through as a success and most of the men fled back to Ohio after the train heist. *men, however were captured by the confederates and hung for their actions. Those 8 men, including James Andrews, are buried behind this monument in a row as you can see in this picture.

Ray Duke

Ray Duke
Made by kwatson0013
Ray Duke was a Sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean War. He received a Medal of Honor for his actions on April 26, 1951. While there, he learned of some soldiers that were held down under enemy attack in an area that he was told to leave. He would lead a group of men back into that area under heavy attack to rescue the others. During this search, Duke would be shot 5 times but still marched on. When he was shoot twice in the legs, Duke was unable to walk and was slowing down the troops by having them carry him. He ordered them to leave him and retreat back to safety. The last time he was sen alive was when they put him down and ran back to safety while he was fire into the enemy area. He is buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tn.

Chattanooga National Cemetery - Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga National Cemetery - Chattanooga, Tennessee
Made by fisherbray
The Andrew's Raiders Monument in the Chattanooga National Cemetery on a hill in Chattanooga, Tennessee. On 12 April 1862, volunteers from the Union Army commandeered The General in northern Georgia and drove it north towards Chattanooga. The raiders destroyed as much railway as possible. The group was eventually captured and some were executed as spies. Many would be awarded the Medal of Honor. The cemetery covers nearly 130 acres, and over 43,500 interments. It was established in 1863 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP #96001013) in 1996.

Chattanooga National Cemetery

Chattanooga National Cemetery
Made by kwatson0013
The Chattanooga National Cemetery is located in Chattanooga, Tn. It was started in 1863 to bury fallen Union Soldiers from the Battle of Chattanooga. There are 8 men buried here who received a Medal of Honor for their actions during a war. 5 of those were from the Civil War. They were 5 of the 22 men who took part during Andrews Raid. Those 5, plus 3 more, including James Andrews are buried at the Andrews Raiders Memorial which you can see to the left under the tree. This cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Sep 16, 1996.

Digital Cross Processing - John Huston Grave - National Cemetery - Chattanooga, Tennesse

Digital Cross Processing - John Huston Grave - National Cemetery - Chattanooga, Tennesse
Made by Pwaully73
I took a picture of this headstone simply because I liked the quality of the worn stone - almost sugar-like. I then set about seeing what I could find out about the man buried here. Sgt. John Huston was a member of the 16th Kentucky Infantry, Co. D. His date of death is listed as July, 31, 1864. I haven't found any record of which battle he was killed in. If he died in battle, it would have been in the Siege of Atlanta which lasted from July 22 - August 25, 1864. I have found his name spelled both Huston and Houston.

Samuel Slavens

Samuel Slavens
Made by kwatson0013
Samuel Slavens was a soldier in the Union army during the Civil War. He was 1 of 22 men who hijacked a train in Georgia and rode it 200 miles into enemy lines destroying anything confederate along the way. This was known as Andrews Raid and he received a Medal of Honor for his actions. He was also 1 of the 8 men who was captured by confederate forces and hung for his actions. He is buried at the Andrews Raiders Memorial in Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tn.

Marion Ross

Marion Ross
Made by kwatson0013
Marion Ross was a Sergeant in the 2nd Ohio Infantry for the Union during the Civil War. He was 1 of the 22 men who took part in the Andrews Raid where he helped hijack a train in Georgia and ride it 200 miles destroying enemy territory. He was 1 of the 8 men that were captured by Confederates and hung for his actions. He did receive a medal of honor for this action. He is buried at the Andrews Raiders Memorial in Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tn.

Samuel Robertson

Samuel Robertson
Made by kwatson0013
Samuel Robertson was a soldier in the Union army during the Civil War. He was awarded a medal of honor for his actions as part of Andrews Raid. He was 1 of 22 men who hijacked a train in Georgia and rode it 200 miles into enemy territory destroying anything in sight. He was 1 of 8 men who were captured by confederate forces and hung for those actions. He is buried at the Andrews Raiders Memorial in Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tn.

William Campbell

William Campbell
Made by kwatson0013
William Campbell was a soldier in the Union army during the Civil War. He was 1 of 22 men who hijacked a train in Georgia and rode it 200 miles into enemy lines destroying anything confederate along the way. This was known as Andrews Raid. He was also 1 of the 8 men who was captured by confederate forces and hung for his actions. He is buried at the Andrews Raiders Memorial in Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tn.

John Scott

John Scott
Made by kwatson0013
John Scott was a Private for the Union during the Civil War. He was 1 of 22 men who was part of the Andrews Raid where the group hijacked a train in Georgia and rode it 200 miles up into Tennessee destroying enemy lines. He would be 1 of 8 men who were captured and hung for his actions. He received a medal of honor for those same actions. He is buried at the Andrews Raiders Memorial in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

PG Shadrack

PG Shadrack
Made by Penfold the Hamster
Grave of Charles Perry (Philip Gebhart) Shadrack in Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Union Private Charles Shadrack was a member of Andrews Raiders. He helped steal The General which led to the Great Locomotive Chase. He was ineligible for the Medal of Honor because he enlisted under a false name - Charles Perry - as his real name is Philip Gebhart. Born: 15 September 1840 Died: 18 June 1862

The weeping widow

The weeping widow
Made by Misty Watson
Misty Watson/ The Daily Citizen The widow of Michael Gluff, a Marine from Tunnel Hill who was killed in Iraq in 2008, cries as she leaves the Chattanooga cemetery where he was buried. This photo received first place in the news photography category from the Georgia Press Association for 2008. This photo also was one of 10 that I placed in my portfolio for the AP contest in 2008. My portfolio received first place.

CHATTANOOGA NATIONAL 018

CHATTANOOGA NATIONAL 018
Made by SneakinDeacon
The Andrews Raiders Monument, erected by the state of Ohio in 1890, is among the most unique memorials in the cemetery. The granite base and die is topped with a bronze replica of “The General,” the Civil War-era wood-burning locomotive famous for its great chase of 1862. This monument stands at the Chattanooga National Cemetery and is surrounded by the graves of James Andrews and several of his raiders.

James Andrews

James Andrews
Made by kwatson0013
James Andrews was a civilian who would put together one of the biggest blows to Confederate lines. He would lead 22 men to a train, The General, which they would hijack and ride it 200 miles destroying enemy lines. He was 1 of the 8 men who were captured shortly after and hung for his actions. He is buried at the Andrews Raiders Memorial in Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tn.

Philip Shadrack

Philip Shadrack
Made by kwatson0013
Philip Shadrack was in the Union Army during the Civil War when he took part in the famous Andrews Raid. He was 1 of 22 who hijacked a train in Georgia and rode it 200 miles into enemy area destroying confederate lines. He was 1 of 8 men who were captured by confederates for this and hung. He is buried at the Andrews Raiders Memorial in Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tn.

William F. Zion

William F. Zion
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First Lieutenant William F. Zion received the Medal of Honor for his heroic service during the Boxer Rebellion. HIs citation reads: In the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Throughout this period, Zion distinguished himself by meritorious conduct. Lieutenant Zion is buried in the Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee.



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