Visiting the Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia

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Oakland Cemetery

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During my trip for the book I am working on, we made a stop to the Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia because there were a portion of the cemetery that has some Civil War.


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The cemetery was filled with so many other amazing structures that ranged from elaborate statues to very old and warn grave markers.


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Some of the more elaborate statues were pretty awesome and towered over most of the other nearby graves.


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The cemetery seemed to be have been seperated by wealth and status when it had originally been designed. Off in the far corner of the cemetery there was a large empty field that a lot of people think is a picnic type of area, but it was actually where they would bury black people during the early time of the cemetery. There was only a few grave markers in that area even though hundreds of people were buried there.


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The cemetery was rich with history and was a great stop for us on our travels for the book about the Civil War.


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Good post dad! I loved the little squirrel at the end!

You have a minor misspelling in the following sentence:

The cemetery seemed to be have been seperated by wealth and status when it had originally been designed.
It should be separated instead of seperated.

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That's awesome that there's a bot out giving a helping hand with grammar! :)

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The civil war was not just about slaves. Love to study history. Love your photos. Very historic.

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I agree. I have been doing many posts about my time traveling the south and the east coast while I was shooting for the book. There was a lot more to the war than slavery, but that is a discussion that I do not like to get into with people because emotions get involved in it. During my posts about the past, I choose to tell the stories of the victims and the people involved instead so that their suffering was not in vain.

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The photos were awesome. Something to learn from when I go to a churchyard and take photos next time.

While slavery was an issue, going to war is a huge thing. For any entity to go to war over something, there always has to be something big in it for it. I'd say the factory owners in the industrializing North saw an opportunity to employ millions of southern blacks. On the other hand, there was a large and steady influx of poor European immigrants. I wonder if the South had never been forced to free the slaves would they have begun using the slaves as industrial workers. How many slaves in the South were working in factories?

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I love America.

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Slavery is still around in the Middle East for example, and has been around for centuries in so many countries.

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I hope this wasn't a recent trip and you skipped meeting me for dinner!

Great shots and a great cemetary.

There is an amazing cemetery in Savannah as well.

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This was about a month ago. I didn't know you were in the area, or else I would have made it a point to meet up with you. I met up with two other people from Steemit during my trip, it would have been awesome to get to know you in person.

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Man that's really too bad! I'm just SWof Atlanta by about 20 minutes or so.

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We totally could have met up. I think we were in Atlanta for like 3 or 4 days too.

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Next time for sure!

eSteem takeover! :D Wes, if at all possible, do share your lightroom presets, the colors are lovely on your photographs, got that very warm earhy feel to 'em. My camera is sony so I'm always struggling with colors :P

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Thanks for sharing Wes! (Love the extra touch on adding photo credit --- even if the photographer is you!)

Did you comes across any interesting headstones?

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