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Elbert County Confederate Memorial - Elberton, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 06.587 W 082° 52.056
17S E 327741 N 3775903
Quick Description: The Elbert County Confederate Memorial is located in the center of the Elberton Town Plaza on Heard Street.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/26/2010 11:07:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM8A4E
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Elbert County Confederate Memorial is located in the center of the Elberton Town Plaza on Heard Street. The monument is located in a nicely landscaped area with benches to sit and enjoy the area.

Description: from Smithsonian site: (visit link)

A uniformed Civil War soldier stands at parade rest, gripping the barrel of his rifle with both hands at chest level, the butt of the rifle resting by his proper right foot. The soldier wears a brimmed hat. The soldier is mounted on a base consisting of a tall shaft that has a depiction of six cannon balls piled near the middle, and three cannon balls on the side. The lower section of the base is inscribed and graduated.



Front of monument:

ELBERT COUNTY
TO HER
CONFEDERATE DEAD

Rear of monument:

This monument perpetuates the memory of those who, true to the instincts of their fathers, Constant in their love for the South died in their performance of their duty, These men have glorified a fallen cause by the ample manhood of their lives, the patient endurance of suffering and the heroism of Death and consolation in the belief that at Home they would not be forgotten. With true Southern devotion Mrs. R.M. Heard and her co-workers have erected this monument
Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/15/1898

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Mrs. R.M. Heard and her co-workers have erected this monument

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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Related Website: [Web Link]

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