Myrtle Hill

On a hill overlooking the point where there the Etowah and Oostanaula Rivers come together to form the Coosa River in Rome Georgia, Myrtle Hill has one of the most interesting topographies of any cemetery in Georgia. The hill is carved into six concentric terraces like a wedding cake. The summit is called Crown Point and is the location of a large confederate memorial. Every Georgia cemetery that dates to the Civil War era has a substantial number of Confederate graves. This is even more pronounced in the series of cities and towns along the line from Chattanooga to Atlanta, as this area in northwest Atlanta was where Sherman advanced in the Atlanta campaign. Both armies set up makeshift hospitals in these towns and the dead were buried close by.

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