Oakland Cemetery Confederate Lion - Atlanta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 33° 44.897 W 084° 22.289
16S E 743484 N 3737350
Quick Description: Guards the unknown Confederate soldiers who fought during the Battle of Atlanta, inside Oakland Cemetery.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/19/2007 3:01:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM184N
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
Views: 105

Long Description:
Northeast of the Obelisk, the unknowns are guarded by the “Lion of Atlanta.” Modeled after the Swiss “Lion of Lucerne.” The Lion was carved in 1894 from the largest block of marble quarried in Georgia up to that time. For the nameless soldiers, the dying lion rests on the flag they followed and “guards their dust,” in the words of a commemorative poem.
Date Installed or Dedicated: 01/01/1894

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Oakland Cemetery and partners

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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