Speaking of Oakland Cemetery!
If you are new to the Atlanta area and are interested in learning the area’s past you owe it to yourself to visit Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta.
These photos do not do it justice. You will have to see for yourself.
Margaret Mitchell’s resting place. Which she should feel at home at. The area has a great view of downtown Atlanta. It is where General Hood, who just gained the leading roll, of the CSA, watched the Battle of Atlanta... or, watched the infamous Burning of Atlanta - just like they did in Margaret Mitchell's GONE WITH THE WIND.
I wonder if General Hood thought, "This is all I get for all that ass-kicking? Defeat?"
The huge cemetery has many eccentric mausoleums and monuments.
James Andrew of the Andrews’s Raiders (Great Locomotive Chase) was hung near the edge of the cemetery… markers will lead you to the place.
Many Atlanta mayors and Georgia Governors are buried in the cemetery. There is a big Confederate burial section. And if you see a large green area that is on a hill, walk over it respectfully, it is Potter’s Field.
There is much much more.