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Wetumpka Light Guards Memorial - Wetumpka, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo
N 32° 32.362 W 086° 12.537
16S E 574279 N 3600498
Quick Description: This monument to the Wetumpka Light Guards and other Confederate Soldiers in located by First Presbyterian Church in Wetumpka, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 2/8/2012 6:07:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMDP1B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Wetumpka Light Guards were part of the 3rd Alabama Infantry which was raised from the area. This monument was erected in 1931 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Veterans. It was rededicated in 1991. The site was chosen because it was the departure point for the troops.

The text of the plaque reads:

To the memory of
The Wetumpka Light Guard
and Other Confederate Soldiers
from this vicinity who shouldered arms and
marched to the front in 1861 in defense of
their rights, their homes and their Southland.

Dedicated by the John D. Gordon Chapter, U. D. C.
and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Unveiled 1931

A marker at the base reads:

Rededicated
Sept. 28, 1991
Date Installed or Dedicated: 9/25/1991

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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