Marietta Confederate Cemetery

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Marietta Confederate Cemetery
Marietta Confederate Cemetery is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Marietta Confederate Cemetery
Location within Georgia[1]
Details
Established 1863
Location 381 Powder Springs Street, Marietta, Georgia 30060
Country United States
Coordinates 33°56′46″N 84°32′58″W / 33.9461951°N 84.5494101°W / 33.9461951; -84.5494101
Owned by State of Georgia[2]
No. of graves 3,000
Website mariettaconfederatecemetery.org

Marietta Confederate Cemetery is the largest[citation needed] Confederate cemetery South of Richmond and is located in Marietta GA adjacent to the larger Marietta City Cemetery.

The Marietta Confederate Cemetery is one of the largest burial grounds for Confederate dead. It is the resting place to over 3000 soldiers from every confederate state and Maryland, Missouri and Kentucky.

The cemetery was established in 1863 as a gift from Jane Glover who was the wife of Marietta's first mayor.[3] It sits on the site of a former Baptist church that was later moved to a new location in downtown Marietta and the land was acquired by John Glover - Marietta's first mayor.[4]

Fallen from the battles of Chickamauga in Tennessee, and Kolb's Farm and Kennesaw Mountain from the Atlanta campaign are interred there.


Notable Monuments[edit]

The little cannon. A six-pound field piece originally presented to the Georgia Military Institute by the State of Georgia which was used in the war and captured by Union forces near Savannah. It was later retrieved from an arsenal in New York and contains the Latin inscription "Victrix Fortunae Sapientia" which translates to "wisdom, the Victor over Fortune".

Each Confederate state has a marble monument noting the section that its soldiers are buried in.

Inscriptions in the Cemetery[edit]

They sleep the sleep of our noble slain Defeated, yet without a stain Proudly and peacefully."[5]

"3000 who fell from every Southern State, who fell on Georgia soil, for Georgia rights and Georgia homes"

Interesting Burials[edit]

A former black slave, a drummer, William Yopp, who served along with Captain Thomas Yopp, lived an adventurous life and later lived out the rest of his life in the Confederate Soldiers Home.

Preservation[edit]

The Ladies Memorial Association owned the cemetery and the Kennesaw Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy helped with its maintenance for a long time. Currently, the Marietta Confederate Cemetery Foundation and Friends of Brown Park, Inc. is committed to the preservation of the cemetery.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Google Map". Google. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "About Marietta Confederate Cemetery". Marietta Confederate Cemetery Foundation and Friends of Brown Park, Inc. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  3. ^ http://roadsidegeorgia.com/site/marietta_confederate_cemetery.html
  4. ^ "Parks & Recreation - Cemeteries". Mariettaga.gov. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  5. ^ http://www.mariettaga.gov/sf-docs/parksrec/CemeteryBrochure.pdf

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