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  • The Civil War was the deadliest war on American soil. Over 12,140 deaths occurred in the Battle for Atlanta alone. Battles were fought at Kennesaw Mountain, Chickamauga, and Kolb’s Farm. Civil War deaths totaled 620,000. SOUTHERN CASUALTIES
  • At the time of death, soldiers on both sides were dumped in mass graves. MASS GRAVES
  • Mothers, daughters, and sisters formed groups. They went out in search of dead Confederate soldiers. The organization was named the Ladies’ Memorial Association (LMA). LADIES’ MEMORIAL ASSOC.
  • The US Government paid for the burial of Union soldiers only. • Originally known as the "Marietta and Atlanta National Cemetery." • Marietta National Cemetery was established in 1866. • Nearly 10,000 Union dead from Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign were to be buried. UNION SOLDIERS
  • Henry Cole sold a large part of his land for $1.00 to establish this cemetery. Mr. Cole intended for both Union and Confederate soldiers to be buried here. Only Union soldiers were buried here. The cemetery is a little over 23 acres. MARIETTA NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • Mrs. Jane Porter Glover, wife of the first mayor of Marietta, donated a part of her farm, Bushey Park, to bury Confederate soldiers. It was established in September 1863. • The first 20 Confederate soldiers buried here died in a train wreck. • Major expansion after the Battle at Kennesaw Mountain. • Greatest expansion in 1866 when the GA Legislature allocated $3,500 to the recovery effort. MARIETTA CITY & CONFEDERATE CEMETERY
  • Catherine Winn and Mary Green organized the local women’s group. They searched in Ringgold, Chickamauga, Kennesaw, and Kolb’s Farm. HERE LIE THE MEN IN GREY
  • The original wooden markers weathered away. In 1902, plain marble markers were installed. In 1907, Mrs. Glover gave the property to the Ladies’ Memorial Association. In 1908, the LMA gave the cemetery to the State of Georgia. CONFEDERATE SECTION
  • In 1908, the large monument “To Our Confederate Dead” was dedicated. “TO OUR CONFEDERATE DEAD”
  • In 1910, the “Little Cannon” was delivered to the cemetery. “THE LITTLE CANNON”
  • After the Spanish-American War, this cemetery was the first place permitted to fly the Confederate flag. CONFEDERATE FLAG
  • In 1910, 15 marble markers, representing each of the Southern states and the Soldiers’ Home, were erected. MARBLE MARKERS
  • The Confederate portion of the cemetery is known as the “Garden of Heroes.” “GARDEN OF HEROES”
  • Located in Atlanta, Georgia. • Approximately 3,900 Confederate soldiers are buried here. • Confederate Major Joseph H. Morgan supervised the first 500 burials. • In 1890, the wooden markers were replaced with marble markers. • It is 48 acres. HISTORIC OAKLAND CEMETERY
  • CONFEDERATE SECTION In 1869, the Atlanta Ladies’ Memorial Association erected the monument, “Our Confederate Dead.”
  • In 1862, seven men called “Andrews’ Raiders” took control of “The General” train in Big Shanty (present day Kennesaw), Georgia. They were captured and hung in the Oakland Cemetery. This historic marker details this event. THE GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE
  • The Lion marks the final resting place of nearly 3,000 unknown soldiers. THE LION OF ATLANTA
  • Tens of thousands of people visit Oakland Cemetery every year. It is known as a “Garden Cemetery” with numerous mausoleums, monuments, sculptures, and gardens. TODAY