Georgia Civil War Cemeteries


National Cemetery

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Marietta National Military Cemetery

Established 1866

The granite memorial arch at the cemetery gate is inscribed: “Here rest the remains of 10,312 Officers and Soldiers who died in defense of the Union 1861-1865.”

The original sections of the cemetery were arranged in concentric circles around a flagstaff with paths radiating through the circles.

Over 17,000 men are buried here from five wars, more than 3,000 of them unknown.

Many of the men died during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.

The cemetery was to contain the graves of both Union and Confederate dead, however, Marietta officials did not want Confederate dead to be buried near Yankee dead, so they formed a separate Confederate Cemetery.

The Wisconsin Monument is dedicated to the memory of 405 sons of that state who perished during the Civil War.

The white marble and concrete rostrum, 37 feet by 22 feet, with a metal roof was constructed in April 1940. The structure is of a classic architectural design and resembles a Greek temple of the Acropolis.

Three marble benches were added in June 1940. A flagstone walk between the rostrum and the flagpole passes beneath the wisteria arbor.

A marble obelisk monument dedicated in honor of 20th Army Corps comrades was erected in May 1870.

List of 20th Corps Civil War Battles










































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