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Confederate War Memorial - Douglasville, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 33° 44.699 W 084° 43.843
16S E 710208 N 3736193
Quick Description: Structure erected on courthouse lawn on Broad St., when new courthouse constructed (1998) it was moved to that lawn. PS: Notice pigeon on soldier head...he would not move, even when rocks were thrown...the pigeon not the soldier.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/27/2018 8:59:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMYM2C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 3

Long Description:

County of monument: Douglas County
Location of monument: Hospital Dr. & Dorris Rd., courthouse lawn, Douglasville
Erected: 1914
Erected by: Douglasville Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy

"The district also includes the historic courthouse square with its historic landscaping, 1914 Civil War monument, non-historic World War II monument, and modern courthouse, and the historic railroad right-of-way which parallels Broad Street through the downtown district. The oldest historic resource in the district is the county courthouse square, with its landscaping and Civil War monument; ... " ~ NRHP Nomination Form


Monument Text:
(front):

1861
[bias relief of crossed swords]
1865
DOUGLAS
COUNTY
HEROES
(rear):
ERECTED BY
DOUGLASVILLE CHAPTER
UNITED DAUGHTERS
OF THE CONFEDERACY
1914

Proper Description: A young, uniformed Civil War soldier stands atop a tall, square pedestal, holding the barrel of his rifle with both hands at chest level, the stock resting by his proper right foot. The soldier is clean shaven and wears a field hat. Pouches are attached to the rear of his proper left waist, and a bedroll is slung over his proper left shoulder and secured at the proper right waist. The back of the soldier's proper right leg rests against a tree stump. The lower base is multitiered and stepped, adorned with a relief of crossed swords." ~ Smithsonian American Art Museum

Remarks: "The monument commemorates Confederate soldiers of Douglas County, Georgia, and was erected by the Douglasville Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). For related information see Isabell Buzzett Smith's "Confederate Monuments of Georgia," Atlanta: Atlanta Chapter No. 18, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1984" ~ Smithsonian American Art Museum

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1914

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Douglasville Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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