The City Cemetery in Carrollton, Georgia contains gravestones reaching back to the 1700’s and is associated with some of Carroll County’s most interesting stories. All the graves are aligned east to west except one, that of Col. William Curtis, who was captured at the battle of Vicksburg, imprisoned and then released. Then wounded at Mill Creek Gap, he died a month later. He is the highest ranking Confederate soldier buried in the cemetery. Only Curtis was buried facing north to guard against the oncoming Union Troops.