Golden Thread Confederate States of America Cemeteries

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Confederate Cemetery, Kingston, Georgia
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Although no battle took place in this tiny North Georgia town, it nevertheless has a section in the local cemetery containing some 25o graves of unknown Confederate soldiers. This is due to its location at the junction of the Western & Atlantic Railroad (W&ARR) and a spur line to Rome; several wartime hospitals here served wounded until disruption by Sherman's Atlanta Campaign in May, 1864.

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The large monument at the center of the plot was originally erected in 1875 but an attempt at "restoration" around 1900 encased the stone shaft in concrete, giving it an odd appearance.

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The later headstone above is located next to the gate leading into the plot where supposedly two or more unknown Union soldiers also lie. The monument below is located outside the enclosure and bears bronze markers for Confederate veterans who died postwar.

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Only a couple of blocks away, the marker below explains why the cemetery existed here. Kingston was another of the regular stops on the W&ARR; however unfortunately, unlike nearby Adairsville, nothing but a faint outline of the foundation of the wartime station remains.

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Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond. Most graves are marked by a cube with 3 numbers; each signifying a soldier. Two cousins of mine are there: Martin Van Buren Snow and William D. Snow of the 38th Virginia. About 17,000 CSA dead, most died in the Richmond hospitals like Chimbarazo.

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Confederate dead at Arlington National Cemetery. Arrayed in concentric circles around a statue that was meant to serve in the healing process of the nation. Inspired by Confederate veterans who volunteered to fight in the Spanish-American War. The gravestone is of James Chism of the 38th Virginia Infantry. He was one of the first battle fatalities of that regiment. Taken POW at Yorktown early in 1862, he either DOW or DOD as a POW about June 2, 1862, and was buried at Arlington. Many of the Confederate soldiers and family at Arlington died decades after the war, but apparently requested to be buried with family or comrades.

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Confederate dead at Arlington National Cemetery. Arrayed in concentric circles around a statue that was meant to serve in the healing process of the nation. Inspired by Confederate veterans who volunteered to fight in the Spanish-American War. The gravestone is of James Chism of the 38th Virginia Infantry. He was one of the first battle fatalities of that regiment. Taken POW at Yorktown early in 1862, he either DOW or DOD as a POW about June 2, 1862, and was buried at Arlington. Many of the Confederate soldiers and family at Arlington died decades after the war, but apparently requested to be buried with family or comrades.

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The monument here is one created by noted postwar Virginia sculptor Moses Ezekiel who also did the sculptures for the monuments of Stonewall Jackson and Virginia Mourning Her Dead at Lexington's Virginia Military Institute where he was a young cadet during the war.
 

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The monument here is one created by noted postwar Virginia sculptor Moses Ezekiel who also did the sculptures for the monuments of Stonewall Jackson and Virginia Mourning Her Dead at Lexington's Virginia Military Institute where he was a young cadet during the war.
The statue is a beauty. Fitting for Arlington.
 

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Additional Photos of the previously featured Resaca, Georgia Confederate Cemetery, from a visit in October, 2018

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Georgia State Monument above, and a private marker to another Confederate Unknown below.

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