27 September 2015

West Hill Cemetery - Dalton GA

West Hill is situated on a ridge in the town of Dalton. When the Confederate General Joe Johnston took over the command of the Army of Tennessee in April 1864 he held a grand review of the army on this ridge. There are over 400 unknown solders, mostly Confederate but a few Union too, buried here, most killed in the three day battle of Chickamauga, Only Gettysburg was deadlier. The Atlanta Campaign began when Johnston retreated from Dalton and began defending positions between here and Atlanta. Now West Hill is one of Dalton's most beautiful green spaces.

11 March 2015

The Irish Plot in Middletown, Rhode Island

I missed this small cemetery in my many visits to Rhode Island. A reason for another trip!

23 November 2014

Zion Cemetery - White GA

Someone is still placing flowers at the grave of this Confederate solder who died in 1896. A relative? Son or Daughter of the Confederacy? I'm am always surprised at the care that is provided to so many tiny remote graveyards in rural areas.

I love the chiaroscuro effects provided by trees and gravestones on bright winter day.

26 October 2014

Metairie Cemetery - New Orleans

Minerva Benevolent Society Mausoleum

21 October 2014

Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA

Something a little bit spooky as we approach Halloween.

28 September 2014

Myrtle Hill - Rome Georgia

Situated on a hill over looking the city of Rome Georgia, Myrtle Hill is a great example of the Rural Cemetery and one of the most picturesque in the state.

17 August 2014

Oconee Hill Cemetery - Athens, Georgia

The sexton at Oconee Hill is very strict about enforcing the no photography rule at his cemetery. Yesterday I was fortunate to be able to join the Athens Photography Guild on an approved photo outing there. The original section of the cemetery is not large, but I think it is one of the best examples of the rural cemetery style in Georgia.

23 July 2014

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 - New Orleans

The magnificent cemeteries of New Orleans. Lafayette No. 1 is in the French Quarter across the street from Commanders Palace.

13 July 2014

Oak Hill Cemetery - Cartervsille, Georgia

Looks like this cemetery has been in use continuously for 150+ years, expanding whenever more space was needed.