Screven County Confederate Monument-Sylvania, Georgia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 32° 44.978 W 081° 37.220
17S E 441887 N 3623701
Quick Description: Located in the Screven County Memorial Cemetery in Sylvanis, Georgia.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/14/2009 5:20:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM7WTV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 4

Long Description:
A Civil War soldier stands with hands at chest height clasping a gun by the barrel. The butt of the rifle rests next to his proper right foot. He is dressed in a uniform consisting of a hip-length jacket and a wide-brimmed hat. A bedroll is strapped around his torso from his proper left shoulder to his proper right hip. On his proper left side is a canteen. His proper right leg leans against a tree stump. The sculpture is mounted atop a shaft with a two-tiered bottom set upon a stepped base. A cannonball rests on top of each corner of the bottom tier. The sculpture is flanked on both sides by silver cannons on brick bases.

The sculpture was installed by the Screven County Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans in tribute to Screven County soldiers who fought during the Civil War. The sculpture was dedicated on Confederate Memorial Day, April 26, 1909. McNeel Marble Works fabricated the sculpture. It was originally installed in a downtown Sylvania park, but was moved in 1950 when the city turned the park into a parking lot.

Text:

(On front of base, raised lettering:)
TO THE CONFEDERATE SOL
DIERS WHO WENT FROM SCREVEN
COUNTY TO FIGHT FOR THE SOUTH
IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES,
AND WHO FROM 1861 TO '65 NOBLY
ILLUSTRATED GEORGIA ON THE
FIELD OF BATTLE, THIS MONU
MENT IS ERECTED BY THEIR
DESCENDANTS AS A MEMORIAL
OF THEIR DEEDS.
CONFEDERATE
DEAD
(On right side of base, raised lettering:)
"NO NATION ROSE SO WHITE
AND FAIR,
OR FELL SO PURE OF CRIME."
(On back of base, raised lettering:)
WHEN THE CALL CAME THEY
LEFT ALL FOR THE FRONT,
AND FOR FOUR YEARS, WITH
OUT RECOMPENSE OR REWARD,
THEY FOUGHT BRAVELY FOR
LOCAL SELF GOVERNMENT
AND THE RIGHTS OF THE
STATES
(On left side of base, raised lettering:)
ERECTED BY THE
SCREVEN COUNTY CHAP
TER OF THE UNITED
DAUGHTERS OF THE
CONFEDERACY AND THE
SONS OF VETERANS,
APRIL 26, A.D. 1909.

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Although I was not able to capture it in photos, the eyes on this statue are made so as to appear that the eyes follow you as you move around the monument.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 4/26/1909

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Screven County Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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