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Marietta Confederate Cemetery is the largest[citation needed] Confederate cemetery South of Richmond and is located in Marietta GA.

The Marietta Confederate Cemetery is one of the largest burial grounds for Confederate dead. It is the resting place to over 3000 soldiers from every confederate state and 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.[1]

Fallen from the battles of Chickamauga in Tennessee, and Kolb's Farm and Kennesaw Mountain from the Atlanta campaign are interred there.

381 Powder Springs St. Marietta, GA 30060

It is located adjacent to the larger Marietta City Cemetery.

Notable Monuments[]

The little cannon. A six pound field piece originally presented to the Georgia Military Institute by the State of Georgia which was used in the war and captured by Union forces near Savannah. It was later retrieved from an arsenal in New York and contains the Latin inscription "Victrix Fortunae Sapientia" which translates to "wisdom, the Victor over Fortune".

Each Confederate state has a marble monument noting the section that its soldiers are buried in.

Inscriptions in the Cemetery[]

They sleep the sleep of our noble slain Defeated, yet without a stain Proudly and peacefully."

"3000 who fell from every Southern State, who fell on Georgia soil, for Georgia rights and Georgia homes"

Interesting Burials[]

Captain Thomas Yopp and his former black slave William Yopp, who served along with him and later lived out the rest of their lives together in the Confederate Soldiers Home.


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