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Washington in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wilkes County Confederate Memorial

CSA

 

1861-1865

 
Wilkes County Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, October 2, 2009
1. Wilkes County Confederate Memorial
Inscription.
Erected
Anno Domini 1908
By the
"Last Cabinet" Chapter
United
Daughters of The Confederacy,
Ladies
Memorial Association,
and
Sons of Veterans.

A tribute
of abiding love
for our
Confederate Heroes.

(Left Side):
Men of Wilkes!

Know through all time that they fought to maintain a just Union; to defend constitutional government, to perpetuate American liberties, and left you their patriotic spirit.

(Back):
"Lord God of Hosts be with us yet,
Lest we forget. Lest we forget."

(Right Side):
"On Fame's eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread,
And glory guards with solemn round,
the bivouac of the dead."
 
Erected 1908 by "Last Cabinet" Chapter United Daughters of The Confederacy, Ladies Memorial Association, Sons of Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.259′ N, 82° 44.348′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is at the intersection of West Court Street and North Spring Street / West Square, on the left
Wilkes County Confederate Memorial, in the foregroud of the Wilkes County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, October 2, 2009
2. Wilkes County Confederate Memorial, in the foregroud of the Wilkes County Courthouse
Set on the Public Square in downtown, Washington, Georgia.
when traveling west on West Court Street. Click for map. Memorial stands at the north end of the Public Square in downtown Washington, Georgia. It is directly across West Court Street from the Wilkes County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington-Wilkes Vietnam Monument (a few steps from this marker); Woodmen of the World Supreme Sacrifice Monument (a few steps from this marker); Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia (a few steps from this marker); Last Cabinet Meeting (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Bolton Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilkes County (within shouting distance of this marker); Slave Market (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
More about this marker. "Since the completion of the 1904 Wilkes County Courthouse, the Confederate Memorial Association had been planning to erect a monument on the Public Square across the street. The women of this organization aroused the interest of the whole town and enlisted the churches, schools, and clubs to raise funds. For this purpose the young ladies of St. Joseph's Academy presented a recital
Statue of Confederate Soldier atop the Memorial image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, October 2, 2009
3. Statue of Confederate Soldier atop the Memorial
in their school auditorium, and on Washington's Homecoming Day the men of the town had a baseball game between the Fats and the Leans. When the monument, a granite shaft surmounted by a Southern soldier, was unveiled on Confederate Memorial Day in 1908, Burwell Green, commander of the local camp of Confederate veterans, presided as master of ceremonies, and General Andrew J. West, of Atlanta, made the principal address. After the exercises the memorial society, in accordance with Washington hospitality, entertained the veterans at dinner in the city council chamber." (Source: The Story of Washington-Wilkes, pg. 80-81. Workers of the Writers' Program of the WPA of GA. Athens, University of Georgia Press, 1941.)
 
Regarding Wilkes County Confederate Memorial. The CSA government was officially dissolved on May 4, 1865, on the site of the current courthouse across the street from where the Confederate Memorial today stands. In a former bank building there, President Jefferson Davis held the last official meeting of the Confederate Cabinet.
 
Additional keywords. granite obelisk soldier statue
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Wilkes County Confederate Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
4. Wilkes County Confederate Memorial Marker
Wilkes County Confederate Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
5. Wilkes County Confederate Memorial Marker
Wilkes County Confederate Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
6. Wilkes County Confederate Memorial Marker
Wilkes County Confederate Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
7. Wilkes County Confederate Memorial Marker
 
 
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