16 September 2011

Oakland Cemetery - Atlanta GA

Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia
Anyone interested in the history of Atlanta, or in significant cemeteries in the south, must visit Oakland Cemetery. TripAdvisor recently ranked it as the #1 attraction of the 167 it reviewed for the city. The Historic Oakland  Foundation is dedicated to preserving this landmark and maintaining its beautiful grounds. They give walking tours on weekends on a rotating series of topics. A must see!
This photo of the Confederate section along with the Confederate Obelisk was taken on Confederate Memorial Day in 2011. The section contains 6,900 Confederate graves plus another 3,000 unknowns. During the Civil War the wounded from battles to the north were sent to Atlanta hospitals, the largest cluster of which were located just a half mile from Oakland. 

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