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Longstreet Cemetery History

Long Street Cemetery

Longstreet Cemetery, 1 1/4 miles west of Calhoun on a wooded knoll near the Calhoun-Rome road, was selected by the owner for a family burial ground because of its proximity to the Oothcaloga mill property, or Longstreet mill, as it was called, established and operated prior to the War Between the States by James C. Longstreet, formerly of Augusta, Georgia, and member of the prominent Georgia bearing that name. It is said that he took great pride in the mill which he had developed to such a high degree, and often expressed a desire to take his eternal sleep within the sound of the falling waters. The first grave to be placed there was that of Mr. Longstreet.

The most pretentious marble shaft in the cemetery bears this inscription:

Sacred to the memory of

James C. Longstreet

Born Sept. 25th, 1829

Died July 8th, 1859

And I hear a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are

the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith the Spirit,

that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.

Among others who lie here, tombstone records show the names of:

Edmund Glascock

  Only child of Mary Arrington Glascock and Aaron Ruff.
  July 9, 1838 - February 14, 1875
Sallie A. M. Camfield
  Died Dec. 6, 1882, aged 56 years
  He giveth his beloved sleep
Rebecca L. Roff
  Sept. 13, 1818 - Apr. 29, 1891
V. W. Boisclair
  Died April 22, 1872, aged 54 years
Lydia H. Boisclair
  Wife of V. W. Boisclair
  Died June 11, 1884, aged 62 years
Ellen E. Boisclair
  August 4, ;1826 - Dec. 5, 1900
Ellen M. Harkins
  Oct. 1, 1883 - Apr. 25, 1904
Rebecca Winnifred Baird-Jackson
  July 8, 1837 - February 25, 1905
James W. Jackson
  Aug. 4, 1831 - May 9, 1891
Camfield M. Jackson
  July 14, 1871 - Oct. 21, 1908
Mary Lou Jackson
  Died April 15, 1887, aged 26 years

Cemeteries of Gordon County, pages 306 - 307

Thanks to Jennifer Patterson Dondero for submitting this history of the Longstreet Cemetery  (January 10, 2005).

This history is taken from the Cemeteries of Gordon County.

Longstreet Cemetery

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