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Abbeville in Wilcox County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wilcox County Confederate Monument

 
 
Wilcox County Confederate Monument<br>(<i>south side</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 4, 2015
1. Wilcox County Confederate Monument
(south side)
Inscription.  
[south]
”This carven stone is here to tell
to all the world the love we bear
to those who fought and bled and fell, whose battle cry was do and dare.
Who feared no foe, but faced the fray —
our gallant men who wore the gray.”


[north]
”It is a duty we owe to posterity to see that our children shall know the virtues and become worthy of their sires.”

[west]
Erected by the
Abbeville Chapter
United Daughters of
the Confederacy,
April 26, 1909.
In memory of our
heroes in gray.


[east]
1861-1865
Confederate Dead

 
Erected 1909 by Abbeville Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Topics and series. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
 
Location. 31° 59.555′ N, 83° 18.428′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, Georgia, in Wilcox County. Memorial
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is on North Broad Street (U.S. 129) just north of West Main Street (U.S. 280), on the left when traveling north. Monument is located on the east side of the Wilcox County Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 North Broad Street, Abbeville GA 31001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jefferson Davis (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Jefferson Davis (a few steps from this marker); De Soto Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilcox County (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Davis Camp Site (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hope Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Breakfast Branch (approx. 4.3 miles away); Braziel's Old Store (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
 
Also see . . .  Wilcox County Confederate Monument. Atop a tall square shaft a Civil war soldier stands wearing a Confederate uniform and hat. The shaft rests on a three tiered base. This monument was fabricated by McNeel Marble Works, and dedicated on April 26, 1909. (Submitted on January 16, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Wilcox County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 4, 2015
2. Wilcox County Confederate Monument
(Wilcox County Library in background)
Wilcox County Confederate Monument (<i>inscription detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 4, 2015
3. Wilcox County Confederate Monument (inscription detail)
Wilcox County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 4, 2015
4. Wilcox County Confederate Monument
(looking east • Wilcox County Courthouse in background across Broad Street)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on January 16, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 16, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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