Historic Markers Across Georgia

Dr. Noel d'Alvigny

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Location: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta GA
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 44.887    W 084° 22.355
  33.74811666    -84.37258333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMWQEY


Dr. Noel d'Alvigny

Dr. Noel d'Alvigny was born in 1800, Paris. As a surgeon in both the French and Confederate Armies (Leyden Artillery), he said "I was in two revolutions." He was the only doctor who bravely remained during the burning of Atlanta at 1864 and was responsible for saving the Atlanta Medical College (now Emory). Atlanta historian state that Noel was the model for the character of "Dr. Meade" in Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind."