Patrick R. Cleburne Confederate Cemetery


Patrick R. Cleburne Confederate Cemetery is located on Johnson and McDonough Streets in Jonesboro, Georgia and is approximately Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. This is a memorial cemetery named in honor of General Patrick Cleburne, an Irish American soldier who served in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. The cemetery is the burial site for Confederate soldiers who died in the Battle of Jonesboro in 1864.

The cemetery is open each day until dusk and has an arch at the entrance with 12 cannonballs on top. Visitors will see 712 headstones patterned in the shape of the Confederate flag of which, only three are marked with the rest all unknown soldiers. The walkways here are shaped in the letter X with graves filling the triangles of the X.

A monument in the cemetery dedicated by the Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association in 1934 that reads "To the Honored Memory of the Several Hundred Unknown Confederate Soldiers". About half a mile from the cemetery is the Road to Tara Museum, which is an exhibition celebrating Gone With The Wind. Jonesboro has a few eateries not far from the cemetery including Dean's Barbeque in South Main Street.

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