CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 10, 2010) — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will hold a ceremony to rededicate the newly-built and redesigned Boynton Park Civil War landmark on Cameron Hill. The service will be held Monday, May 10, from noon to 12:30 p.m. near the entrance of BlueCross’s corporate campus.

In 1903, the commemorative military park was established on Cameron Hill in honor of Henry Van Ness Boynton, a decorated Union general who was instrumental in establishing the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park.

Boynton Park originally spanned more than an acre with a bandstand surrounded by cannons, plaques and cherry trees. In 1962, it was destroyed when the top half of the hill was cut off during the Westside Development Project. In 1975, a second Boynton Park was established when the Cameron Hill apartment complex was built. BlueCross purchased the land on Cameron Hill to build its new corporate campus in 2004, eventually renovating Boynton Park and making it more accessible to the public.

Who: BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Jim Ogden, Chief Historian for the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

What: Boynton Park Rededication Ceremony, including firing of cannon and the Tennessee Army National Guard Honor Guard

Where/When: BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee ,1 Cameron Hill Circle, Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Why: To officially open Boynton Park to the public and commemorate our Civil War history.

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