Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Myrtle Hill Cemetery - part 2

Mrytle Hill Cemetery also has a number of other monuments in it. One is the monument to the women of the Confederacy. This must be a Georgia thing as I also saw a similar monument in Macon. The other Civil War monument will be the focus of tomorrow's post.

There is also a World War 1 monument in the same section that I found quite interesting. It is for Private Charles Graves. He was designated for burial in Arlington as a representative for World War 1. It would be a Known Soldier to compliment the Unknown Soldier. But Graves' family asked for his body to be returned to his home. Not only is he buried at Myrtle Hill but they also put up a nicely detailed monument with some guns in a brick plaza.

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