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World War I Doughboy - Nashville, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 31° 12.415 W 083° 14.998
17R E 285644 N 3454715
Quick Description: This figure of a World War one shoulder was created by E. M Viquesney to honor the veterans of World War I. Located in front of the Berrien County Courthouse on Davis St (US 129) at Marion St, Nashville, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/9/2011 6:51:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMAQ1F
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
Figure of a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of No Man's Land. He holds a Springfield rifle in his left hand, with peep site in rear, and a grenade in his upraised right hand. His uniform consists of an ammo packet, canteen, backpack, bayonet scabbard, gas mask and helmet. The sculpture sits atop granite base with shield shapes on each side and stars and stripes decorations. The granite pedestal sits atop a paved brick footing.

Text on the Pedestal:

Front:

  Erected on honor of those
  Who went from Berrien County
  To serve our country in the
  World War
  1917 - 1919

At the bottom:

  Lest we forget


On the sides of the Pedestal:

  Honor Roll
  Died from other causes

  Lt F. M. Burkhalter M. C.
  Lt. Gordon C. Williford M. C.
  2d Lt Asbury J. Hall, Jr.
  Sgt. Byron Shaw
  Copr Lawrence R. Judge
  Pvts. Isaac Remer Boyet
  Homer Styles Bowden
  Pleasant A. Bennet
  Levi Clements
  John Chaswick
  Joe B. Coppage
  Frank Dozier
  Charlie Gray
  Bettie A. Hicks
  Isaac Luke
  John Lory McCranie
  Owen H. McKinnon
  Sammie E. Mixon
  Lorton Webster Registee
  Peddie D. Register
  William Sapp
  J. Wesley Taylor
  John Bryan Thomas
  Jesse Vaughn
  Gordon Williams

Other side:

  Honor Roll
  Otranto Victims

  Pvts Hyram M. Bennett
  Jim M. Boyett
  John Guy Coppage
  Rufus Davis
  Mack Hilton Easters
  C. Bruce Faircloth
  Lafayette Gaskins
  Bennie E. Griner
  Arthur Harper
  Lester A. Hancock
  Robert K. Hancock
  Thomas H. Holland
  William P. Hayeg
  George H. Hutto
  Palph Knight
  John F. Moore
  James McMillan
  William McMillan
  Benjamin F. McCranie
  Charlie S. Railey
  Tillman W. Robinson
  Thomas J. Sirmons

Source: Ray City History Blog
Otranto Victims -- The British transport Kashmir and the American troopship Otranto collated in the North Channel between Scotland and Ireland on December 5, 1918.
TITLE: The Spirit of the American Doughboy

ARTIST(S): Viquesney, E. M. 1876-1946

DATE: Copyrighted 1920, 1934. Installed between 1920 and 1923. Dedicated ca. 1921 or 1922. Relocated 1950s

MEDIUM: metal: bronze Sculpture: cast bronze; Base: granite; Foundation: brick

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 47260015

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

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Old Berrien County Courthouse on Davis St (US 129) at Marion St, Nashville, GA. Davis St Nashville, GA 31639


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
Text on the pedestal.


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