Major John Pelham - Anniston, AL
Posted by: Thorny1
N 33° 39.577 W 085° 49.602
16S E 608784 N 3725033
Quick Description: Obelisk memorial for Major John Pelham, CSA.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 7/2/2008 7:29:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM43QD
The stone obelisk was erected in 1905 on Quintard Avenue.
The city of Anniston maintains the monument, which is spotlighted at night.
Dr. Clarence J. Owens, president of the Anniston College for Young Ladies and Commander of the 5th Brigade, U.S.C.V., led the drive to build the tribute.
Named "The Gallant Pelham" by Gen Robert E. Lee.
The noble, chivalric Pelham is no more. How much he was beloved, appreciated and admired, let the tears of agony we have shed and the gloom of mourning throughout every command bear witness. His loss to the country is irreparable. -- J.E.B. Stuart, Maj General
Date Created/Placed: 1905
across from Parker Memorial Baptis Church
Height: 20 feet
Website: [Web Link]
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