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Confederate Cemetery - Dalton, Georgia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
N 34° 46.086 W 084° 58.785
16S E 684883 N 3849185
Quick Description: This historic marker is located at the entrance to the Confederate Section of West Hill Cemetery in Dalton, Georgia.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/14/2008 1:15:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM3CAE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 45

Long Description:
West Hill Cemetery in Dalton, Georgia is the final resting place of some of the area’s most prominent citizens. Within the cemetery is a small section, which is the final resting place of 421 unknown Confederate Soldiers who died while fighting in Tennessee and Chickamauga. Many of the soldiers buried here died in hospitals in the Dalton area. Along with the unknown soldiers buried here, there are four known Confederate Soldiers and four unknown Union Soldiers resting here. A Confederate Memorial stands within the small Confederate Section as a tribute to the veterans who fought at Dalton, Rocky Face, Chickamauga and Resaca.

The text of this historic marker reads:

"421 unknown Confederate, four known Confederate and four unknown Federal soldiers are buried here. Some of these men died of wounds received in the Battles of Stone's River, Perryville, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, and other battles fought north of here. Others died of disease and sickness. Located here, in 1862-1864, were several important Confederate Hospitals where thousands were treated and nursed back to health. Hospitals were moved south of this point in early May 1864 to get out of the path of invading Federals."
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 155-31

Date: 1956

Sponsor: Not listed

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