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Morgan County Confederate Monument - Madison, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 35.281 W 083° 28.519
17S E 270284 N 3719223
Quick Description: This monument is located in the south west corner of Hill Park on S Main St (US 129/441), Madison, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/9/2010 11:40:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM9E9K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:
This monument is located in the south west corner of Hill Park on S Main St (US 129/441), Madison, GA. The sculpture is located under several large trees in the corner of a park. The sculpture is lighted at night.

The sculpture is of a Confederate soldier standing on the top column. He is in uniform and wears a wide brimmed hat. He holds his rifle in both hands in front. His bedroll is slung on his left shoulder and rest on his right hip. A sheathed bayonet and canteen hang on his left hip from his belt. A strap runs from his right shoulder, passes under his bed roll to his belt.


Inscription:

“LORD GOD OF HOSTS
BE WITH US YET,
LEST WE FORGET,
LEST WE FORGET.”

CSA

"NO NATION ROSE
SO WHITE AND FAIR,
NONE FELL SO PURE OF CRIME."
1861-1865

(On left side of base, raised letters)

"THEIR HEROISM ABIDES
IN OUR HEARTS.
THEIR UNCHALLENGED/DEVOTION AND MATCHLESS
VALOR SHALL CONTINUE
TO BE THE WONDER AND
INSPIRATION OF THE AGES."

(On rear of base)

ERECTED BY THE
MORGAN COUNTY CHAPTER
OF THE UNITED
DAUGHTERS OF
THE CONFEDERACY,
1908.

(On right side of base, raised letters)

TO THE SOLDIERS
OF THE
SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY
WHO DIED TO REPEL
UNCONSTITUTIONAL INAVASION (sic)
TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS
RESERVED TO THE PEOPLE,
TO PERPETUATE FOREVER
THE SOVEREIGNTY
OF THE STATES.
1861-1865 unsigned

Morgan County Confederate Monument, (sculpture).




Artist: McNeel Marble Works, fabricator.
Smith, J. T., contractor.
H. H. Jones & Company, contractor.

Title: Morgan County Confederate Monument, (sculpture).

Other Titles: Confederate Statue, (sculpture).

Dates: ca. 1908. Installed 1908. Dedicated Jan. 5, 1909.

Medium: Sculpture: Italian marble; Base: granite and concrete.

Dimensions: Sculpture: approx. 6 ft. x 18 in. x 8 in.; Base: approx. H. 24 ft. x W. 11 ft. 5 in.
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Morgan County Confederate Monument

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: McNeel Marble Works

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1/5/1009

Materials used: Sculpture: Italian marble; Base: granite and concrete.

Location: Hill Park

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