Dale Mitchell with Chattooga County Camp 507 Sons of Confederate Veterans has announced a Memorial service at Matthew Johns Cemetery next to the Chattooga County BOE building today at 2:00 p.m.
The local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will be dedicating a headstone for James Newton Hicks. Mr. Hicks lost his leg at Snodgrass Hill in the Battle of Chickmauga.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans will be dressed in period military attire and offer a rifle salute for the soldier.
Mr. Hicks has many descendents still living in Chattooga County.