Morgan County Confederate Monument - Madison, GA
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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 11:52:40 AM
Waymark Code: WM9E9X
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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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 light 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. There are two crossed rifles on the rear of the column that holds the statue. There is also a standing log behind the solder.


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
TITLE: Morgan County Confederate Monument,

ARTIST(S): McNeel Marble Works, fabricator

DATE: Installed 1908. Dedicated Jan. 5, 1909.

MEDIUM: Sculpture: Italian marble; Base: granite and concrete

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS GA000554

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Hill Park Main St (US 129/441) at Crawford St Madison, GA 3065


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
There are two crossed rifles on the rear of the column that holds the statue. There is also a standing log behind the solder.


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