Resaca Confederate Cemetery - Resaca, Georgia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
N 34° 36.329 W 084° 56.652
16S E 688505 N 3831215
Quick Description: The Resaca Confederate Cemetery is the final resting place of 400 Confederate Soldiers, most of which are unknown.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/14/2008 2:51:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM3CB0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
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Long Description:
The story of the Cemetery at Resaca involves a young girl, Mary Green and her younger sister, Pyatt, who found 2 soldiers who lay dying from wounds they suffered during the battle fought here on May 14-15. Along with two former slaves the girls buried the bodies of the soldiers in their flower garden that had just begun to bloom.

As the story goes, their father, Col. John Green, donated land to bury 450 other soldiers who had died here during the battle.

Those soldiers buried here who are known but to their maker number more than 400. Buried with them is Mrs. E. J. Simmons, who contributed much in arranging the cemetery and building the arch and wall around the graves of these valiant men. The graveyard, where men are buried in circles around monuments topped with crosses, is the site of an annual service each Confederates Memorial Day.
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Approximate number of graves: Not listed

Cemetery Status: Not listed

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