Expired Image RemovedGen. James Longstreet's funeral procession in Downtown Gainesville, GA
Marietta, Georgia's, Bell Bomber Plant's (Lockheed) own "Rosie the Riveter" was Helen Dortch Longstreet (1863-1962) - the second wife of Confederate Gen. James Longstreet, CSA (1821-1904). Both lived and passed in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia and are interred at Alta Vista Cemetery there.
Gainesville, Jan. 6, 1904. Thought to be the funeral procession for Gen. James Longstreet who died Jan. 2. The procession included the Queen City Band, Candler Horse Guards, Governor's Horse Guards, Confederate veterans, family and friends. The burial was in Alta Vista Cemetery. Longstreet was born in 1821; graduated from West Point in 1842; served in the Mexican War; resigned his commission to serve in the army of the Confederacy; held several federal appointments after the Civil War