Georgia Confederate Soldiers Memorial - Resaca, Georgia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
N 34° 36.369 W 084° 56.669
16S E 688478 N 3831288
Quick Description: The Georgia Confederate Soliers Memorial is located inside the Resaca Confederate Cemetery in Resaca, Georgia.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/14/2008 3:35:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM3CB8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
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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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The inscription on this memorial reads:

"We sleep here in obedience to law, When duty called we came, when country called, we died."
Date Installed or Dedicated: 01/01/1885

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Gordon County, Georgia

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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