The cannons that were left behind when the Confederates retreated during the Battle Above the Clouds, point north. When we visited Savannah a couple of years ago we learned that statues of soldiers face the direction of their enemy. So Confederate statues face north, Union statues face south, and Revolutionary statues face east. I wonder if the same is true with the artillery and that is why these cannons face north.
There are various monuments set up around town to honor the troops who served in the Civil War. This one sits atop Lookout Mountain in Point Park. It is dedicated to the New York soldiers. A plaque at the bottom has this quote: "Reunited--one country again and one country forever." President McKinley, Atlanta, Dec. 15, 1898.
The plaza in front of the Tennessee Aquarium. This is the most recognized building--there are actually two located next to each other-- in our skyline and it even shows up on the state driver's license.
The Silverdale Confederate Cemetery contains 155 unmarked graves. The graves were originally marked with wooden boards, which deteriorated. In the 1920s the stone fence was built to mark the area. Today it is a quiet, grassy spot which sits between I-75 and Lee Highway.