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Marietta Confederate Cemetery, Marietta

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Marietta Confederate Cemetery is a large Confederate cemetery located in Marietta, Georgia, adjacent to the larger Marietta City Cemetery.
The Marietta Confederate Cemetery is one of the largest burial grounds for Confederate dead. It is the resting place to over 3,000 soldiers from all 13 Confederate states plus Maryland, Missouri, and Kentucky.

The cemetery was established in 1863 as a gift from Jane Glover who was the wife of Marietta's first mayor. It sits on the site of a former Baptist church that was later moved to a new location in downtown Marietta and the land was acquired by John Glover – Marietta's first mayor. There was initially an offer to bury Confederate dead along with dead Union soldiers at the Marietta National Cemetery, but the offer was refused because Marietta officials did not want Confederate dead to be buried near Yankee dead.
Soldiers killed in the battles of Chickamauga (in Tennessee and Georgia), Kolb's Farm and Kennesaw Mountain from the Atlanta Campaign are interred there.

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  • We go to both the Confederate Cemetery and to the Union Cemetery in Marietta, GA at least once a year - to thoughtfully honor veterans who died for what they believed were just causes for their...  more »
  • As with any cemetery, this is hallowed ground. The cemetery is well maintained and a walk through history. For Civil War buffs, this visit is a must.  more »
  • I absolutely love this cemetery! So peaceful in the daytime.
  • One of my fa favorite places in Marietta, and I spent 45 years living there. Please, give this place some time and walk and read " bench to bench". The artwork is spectacular. An amazing walk through history.

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