Jenkins County Confederate Monument-Millen, Georgia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 32° 48.237 W 081° 56.363
17S E 412051 N 3629943
Quick Description: Located on the courthouse lawn in Millen, Georgia.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/13/2009 6:38:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM7WDJ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
This monument is a typical Civil War monument found in the South.
At the top of a tall obelisk a Civil War soldier stands holding a musket by the barrel with both hands in front of him, the butt of the musket resting next to his proper right foot. He stands against a tree stump. He has a moustache and wears a hat and a uniform. Equipment is strapped to him, including an ammunition pack, a canteen, and a blanket draped across his proper left shoulder. The sculpture is mounted atop an obelisk with three graduated steps at the bottom. On the right side of the obelisk is a relief of two crossed muskets with butts toward the ground. On the left side of the obelisk is a relief of two crossed banners with banded hems and finial tops that resemble those of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Text on the marker:

On front of base:) 1861-1865
(Raised lettering:) ERECTED JUNE 3RD 1909
BY
THE WAYSIDE HOME
CHAPTER. U.D.C.
IN HONOR OF OUR
CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS,
WHOM POWER COULD
NOT CORRUPT
WHOM DEATH COULD
NOT TERRIFY,
WHOM DEFEAT COULD
NOT DISHONOR.
THOSE WHO SERVED.
THE
CONFEDERACY.
(On right side of base:) CSA
(Raised lettering:) THOSE WHO FOUGHT
(On rear of base:)
1861-1865
THESE WERE MEN WHO
BY THE SIMPLE MANHOOD
OF THEIR LIVES.
BY THEIR STRICT ADHERENCE
TO THE PRINCIPLES OF RIGHTS,
BY THEIR SUBLIME COURAGE.
AND UNSPEAKABLE SACRIFICE,
EVEN TO THE HEROISM OF DEATH,
HAVE PRESERVED FOR US,
THROUGH THE GLOOM OF DEFEAT,
A PRICELESS HERITAGE OF HONOR.
FOR EACH SINGLE WRECK
IN THE WAR PATH OF MIGHT,
HALL YET BE A ROCK IN
THE TEMPLE OF RIGHT.
THOSE WHO FELL
(On left side of base:) CSA (Raised lettering:) COMRADES.

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Date Installed or Dedicated: 6/3/1909

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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