At its outset, this was a cemetery built for wealthy New Orleanians. Following the Civil War it continued that use and was bolstered by most famous Confedrate officers who died in New Orleans being entombed there. John Bell Hood is there, Jefferson was first buried in a tomb still there before being moved to Richmond, the "Soldier Prince from Dixie" richard Taylor is buried there. A wonderful tomb to the Army of Tennesee with an equestrian statue of Albert Sydney Johnston which can be seen as you whiz by on the I-10. And a fabulous monument square to the Washington Artillery. And much more.
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