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Augusta Confederate Monument

Our Confederate Dead

 
 
Augusta Confederate Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Augusta Confederate Monument Marker
One of the first and most elaborate monuments of this sort in the South, erected in 1878. Top depicts Augusta private Berry Benson as representative of the common soldier. Around the base, likenesses of Generals Rbt. E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, T.R.R. Cobb and W.H.T. Walker. (Georgia Tourism)























Inscription. [North Face]:
In Memoriam
"No Nation Rose So White
And Fair:
None Fell So Pure Of Crime"

[West Face]:
Erected
A.D. 1878
by
The Ladies
Memorial Association
of Augusta.
In Honor of the men of
Richmond County
who died
in the cause of the
Confederate States

[South Face]:
Worthy
to have lived and known
our Gratitude:
Worthy
to be hallowed and held
in tender Remembrance:
Worthy
the Fadeless Fame which
Confederate Soldiers
Won.

who gave themselves life
and Death for us:
For the Honor of Georgia.
For the Rights of States.
For the Liberties of the People.
For the Sentiments of the South.
For the Principals of the Union.
as these were handed down to
them by the Fathers of
our Common Country.

 
Erected 1878 by The Ladies Memorial Association Of Augusta.
 
Location. 33° 28.492′ N, 81° 57.86′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Block Broad Street, in the median. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Block Broad Street, Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Augusta Confederate Monument Marker north face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Augusta Confederate Monument Marker north face
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Site in Journalism (within shouting distance of this marker); Emily Harvie Thomas Tubman (within shouting distance of this marker); William Makepeace Thackeray (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Untitled (Georgia Railroad and Banking Company) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs, U.S.A. (about 500 feet away); James Edward Oglethorpe (about 600 feet away); Augusta Cotton Exchange (about 700 feet away); The Mayham Tower (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Augusta Confederate Monument Marker west face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
3. Augusta Confederate Monument Marker west face
Augusta Confederate Monument Marker south face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Augusta Confederate Monument Marker south face
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,426 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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