|Man's best friends stand guard where Confederates did in November 1863.|
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"Get off my manicured lawn."
"Please don't tip over those historical signs next to my high-priced home with the spectacular view. We hear they are quite valuable."
On ground defended by Confederates on Nov. 25, 1863, we now find the highest-priced residential real estate in Chattanooga, Tenn., with houses listed at $2.5 million and more.
Markers and monuments, placed here decades after the Civil War, dot hallowed ground carved up by developers. Cast-iron historical tablets double as unique lawn ornaments. Denoting the position of an Arkansas battery, a cannon sits yards from the driveway of a one-story ranch house. "Been there forever, man," a resident tells me with a smile.
What an odd, interesting scene.
|A cannon, yards from the entrance to a house, denotes position of a Confederate battery.|
|Yards from a house on Crest Drive, this stone sentinel on the Ohio monument stands watch.|
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|General Benjamin Cheatham's division defended this ground in 1863. Now it's occupied by home owners.|
|Historical tablets masquerading as lawn ornaments?|
|A cast-iron tablet for Confederate brigade in recessed area in a wall.|
|21st century meets 19th century on Missionary Ridge.|
|4th Ohio Cavalry marker steps from a Missionary Ridge resident's driveway.|
|A 19th Illinois stone marker at the base of this steep front yard.|
|A million-dollar house beyond the 19th Illinois marker.|
|Soldiers from Confederate General Alexander Stewart's division once roamed this neighborhood.|
|On Crest Drive, yards from a house, a monument honors the service of New York soldiers.|