The stories of war talk of the fighting. Often the other victims, those on the home front, are forgotten. As a country sends her young men to do battle, mothers wait for sons, wives for husbands, and children for fathers. 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.
Other Attractions in Resaca
Oostanaula River Bridge
Marietta National Cemetery
Alta Vista (Altavista) Cemetery
Marietta Confederate Cemetery
Jonesboro Confederate Cemetery
Dalton Cemetery (West Hill)
Christ Church (Christ Episcopal Church)