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Confederate Memorial Monument - Decatur, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dulcimoore
N 34° 36.422 W 086° 59.052
16S E 501448 N 3829466
Quick Description: Confederate Soldier monument located near Morgan County Courthouse.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 6/4/2011 9:55:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMBMZP
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
This monument is located in a pleasant park in front of the Morgan County, Alabama courthouse. Nearby are several other monuments, benches, and a fountain.

"Medium:
Sculpture: stone; Base: granite

Dimensions:
Sculpture: approx. H. 6 ft.; Base: approx. 16 ft. x 72 in. x 72 in

Description: A Civil War soldier in uniform stands at parade rest, holding the barrel of his rifle with both hands at chest height, the butt of which rests by his feet. He wears a brimmed hat with a jacket, and has a blanket roll slung over his shoulder and a canteen on his proper left side. The soldier's proper right thigh leans against the stump of a tree. The sculpture is mounted upon an inscribed, multitiered base, with a shaft-like upper section and a stepped lower section."

Inscription:
(Front of base, raised:)
(emblem)
LEST WE FORGET
(lower)
THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO OFFERED THEIR
LIVES FOR A JUST CAUSE,
THE DEFENSE OF STATES RIGHT

(lower) CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS

Plaque mounted on base:
"THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY THE
JOE WHEELER CHAPTER #291
UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY
AND UNVEILED ON MAY 16, 1922
ON MARCH 24, 2005 THIS MONUMENT
WAS LISTED ON THE ALABAMA REGISTER
OF LANDMARKS AND HERITAGE BY THE
ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION"
Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/16/1922

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Joe Wheeler Chapter #291 United Daughters of the Confederacy

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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