Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta

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Marny

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On my recent visit to the USA, a friend showed me around Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta. Among the many graves there is a Mrs. Croft, wife of F. M. Croft. Apparently, she's the only woman buried in the Confederate soldiers section. Does anyone know why she's buried there? I've asked at the cemetery, but all they knew was that she died one day after her husband.
 

whitworth

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The Answer is probably in your question

Plus Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta was established before the Civil War as a city cemetery, and is not a Confederate Cemetery as such. Wouldn't have had the rules of a strict military burial place.

Margaret Mitchell, author of 'Gone With The Wind' is also buried in a different section of Oakland Cemetery.
 

Marny

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No, unfortunately, the answer is not in my question. I know that Oakland Cemetery is NOT a Confederate cemetery and I never said that. I asked why she is buried in the Confederate soldiers section since it's obviously unusual enough that even the cemetery brochure mentions it.
 
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