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Confederate Monument - Cedartown, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 34° 00.819 W 085° 15.316
16S E 661105 N 3765041
Quick Description: "Sitting between the former City Hall and the courthouse on the courthouse square is a historic monument erected in 1906 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to honor Confederate veterans." ~ NRHP Nomination Form
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/21/2019 5:18:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM10KAA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 3

Long Description:

County of monument: Polk County
Location of monument: Prior St., courthouse lawn, Cedartown
Artist: Unknown
Fabricator: McNeel Marble Works
Commissioned by: United Daughters of the Confederacy

Monument Text:
(Proper front base):

[elaborate interlaced letters:} CSA
Erected by the
Cedartown Chapter
U.D.C. No. 491.
To The Confederate
Veterans of Polk County.
1906.
The Daughters of
Those Who Made
Our Flag, Hold in
Exhalted Veneration
Those Who Bore It.
OUR HEROES

(Proper Left-Base):

Thus We Raise, A
Loving Tribute To
The Past, Present,
and Future

(Proper Right-base):

When the Last
Trumpet Is Sounded
May Each One Answer
The Roll Call of
The Heavenly Army.

(Proper Rear-base):

61,
The Principles For
Which They Fought
Live Eternally.
65.

Proper Description: A Civil War soldier stands at parade rest, dressed in a wide-brimmed hat, a bed roll and canteen draped across his chest, and a sword in a sheath on his proper left shoulder. He holds his rifle in front of him, butt to the ground. The back of his proper right leg rests against a tree stump. The sculpture is mounted atop a graduated shaft with a stepped bottom. The base is ornamented with bas-relief depictions of crossed flags on the front and rear, and crossed rifles on the left and right sides. Below the shaft, each corner is decorated with integral upright cannons. Low relief crossed swords appear near the bottom front of the base." ~ Smithsonian American Art Museum

Remarks: "The sculpture cost $2,000. Installed under the auspices of the Cedartown Chapter No. 491, United Daughters of the Confederacy, in honor of Confederate veterans of Polk County. The sculpture was sandblasted in 1978." ~ Smithsonian American Art Museum

Physical Address:
100 Prior St., Courthouse lawn., Cedartown, GA 30125


Related Web Site: [Web Link]

Description of Postcard Location:
Frontal shot of monument


Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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