Buckley, Dennis b. 1844 d. July 20, 1864 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the service at Avon, Livingston County, New York. He was a prisoner of war and was killed in action at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia. He served as a Private in the Union Army in Company G, 136th New York Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for action on July 20, 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia and the Medal was issued on April 7, 1865. His citation reads "Capture of flag of 31st Mississippi (C.S.A.). (Bio by: Don Morfe) Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA Plot: Section G, Site 6686
Clark, John b. February 28, 1766 d. October 2, 1832 Georgia Governor. Clark served as the governor of Georgia from 1819 to 1823. He also received recognition as a Major General in the Georgia milita and a Georgia State Representative. After leaving the governor's office, Clark moved to Florida where President Andrew Jackson named "Keeper of the Public Forests" and a Federal Indian Agent. He died in 1832 and was buried on his family estate in St Andrews, Floria. In 1923, his body was moved to the Marietta National Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia. (Bio by: Evening Blues) Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Jones, William d. July 22, 1864 Civil War Union Army Officer. He served during the Civil war as Lieutenant Colonel of the 53rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was killed in action.
Lieutenant-Colonel Jones, commanding Fifty-third Indiana Volunteers, fell wounded through both thighs early in the engagement, and was again struck by a shell on the head and instantly killed. Colonel Jones was in his sixty-fifth year and was a brave and patriotic officer. After he was first wounded he drew his revolver and assisted in...[Read More] Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA Plot: Section A, Grave 1091
Kinzie, David Hunter b. January 23, 1841 d. July 4, 1904 US Army Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he enlist in the Union Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the 5th Artillery Corps. As a battery commander, he distinguished himself in the Fredericksburg Campaign, Battle of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville. After the war, he remained in the Regular Army as a Major in the 3rd Artillery. Stationed in the West, he served as the Commandant of Presidio, Alcatraz and retired a Brigadier General. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA Plot: Section A, Grave 10336
Leavitt, Frank Simmons b. June 30, 1889 d. May 29, 1953 Professional Wrestler. Born in New York City, he was a heavy weight wrestler known as "Mountain Man Dean" who appeared in 6,783 wrestling matches from (1902-37). While serving in the US Army, he began his wrestling career and after World War I, embarked on a career in athletics. In addition to his previous bouts in the military, he was soon a popular showman on the pro circuit and even toured Europe, commanding fees upwards of $1,500 for each match. He even was cast in various roles in twelve...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA Plot: Section J Grave 9672-d GPS coordinates: 33.5705414, -84.3263474 (hddd.dddd)
Phillips, Lee Hugh b. February 3, 1930 d. November 27, 1950 Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was missing in action. His name is on the Wall of the Missing at the National Memorial of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii. He served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps in Company E, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein). He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on November 4, 1950. His citation in part reads "Using one hand to climb up the extremely hazardous precipice, he hurled grenades with the other and...[Read More] Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA Plot: Section MB, Grave8