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Georgia sign makers apparently bypassed spelling.

"CSA Army of Tennesse Hihgway," reads a new sign posted last week along U.S. Highway 27 near the Chickamauga Battlefield.

"They can't spell down at the Georgia Department of Transportation." quipped Chickamauga City Manager John Culpepper.

The mistakes left a GDOT official scrambling to explain the errors.

"A [person's] name, sometimes you make mistakes. But Tennessee, there's no excuse for that," said Mohamed Arafa, a spokesman for the Georgia Department of Transportation. "And highway - we used to be the Department of Highway."

Arafa, informed by the Times Free Press about the misspellings, said the sign would be fixed immediately.

The Confederate States of America signs were installed to indicate the dirt paths troops took toward the Battle of Chickamauga, Culpepper said. The battle's completion had its 147th anniversary on Monday.

Contact Michael Stone at mstone@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6673.

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