From August 1902 through December 1946, Fort Oglethorpe
was Chattanooga's military post! Initally established as a major military outpost during the Spanish-American War, the
Fort supported World Wars I and II and was considered the premiere cavalry post of it's time.
Located at the northern gateway to the Chickamauga-Chattanooga
National Military Park, the Fort is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Vivian Browne of the Chattanooga Times wrote when the post
“Fort Oglethorpe’s illustrious military contributions through three wars are inscribed in the nation’s
history, its social contributions, in war and peace, in the hearts of Chattanoogans.”