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!