This book records Confederate soldiers buried in Oakland cemetery between
February, 1862 and July 5, 1864. On that date the sexton of the cemetery
apparently fled the city, and these records cease before the fiercest fighting
around Atlanta, which culminated with Federal troops occupying the city on
September 1, 1864.
This book is most useful for providing a date and place of death for
Confederate soldiers who died in Atlanta hospitals between February, 1862 and
July 5, 1864. It may also be used to locate graves in Oakland Cemetery, but
many of the soldiers listed in this book were subsequently moved to new burial
locations. Users should contact the Oakland Cemetery Sexton's office for
current grave information. (See: Oakland Cemetery).
The book is a transcription made in August, 1884, from the originals, which are
The book includes:
Name index in rough alphabetical order. The Page and Row numbers in these
entries lead to the soldier's entry in the hospital listing.
Hospital listings for every hospital in Atlanta. These listings provide the
names of the soldiers who died in each hospital. The names are in chronological
order and include the soldier's unit information. The Row and Number after each
name do not appear to correspond to other entries in this book, nor do they
correspond to the current cemetery layout.
Cemetery Plats listing. These Row and Number entries appear to be location
markers within the cemetery, but they do not correspond to the current cemetery
Listings by Block and Row Number of soldiers buried in the cemetery.
Maps of the Blocks and Rows, which correspond to the current cemetery layout.
Users should bear in mind that some reburials took place after 1884.