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Decatur in Morgan County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Morgan County Confederate Memorial

 
 
Morgan County Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
1. Morgan County Confederate Memorial
Inscription.  
Lest we forget

This monument is erected
to the memory of
those who offered their
lives for a just cause,
the defense of states rights

Confederate Soldiers

 
Erected 1922 by Joe Wheeler chapter #291, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Topics and series. This 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. 34° 36.421′ N, 86° 59.052′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Alabama, in Morgan County. Memorial is on Ferry Street NE south of Cain Street NE, on the right when traveling south. Marker is behind Morgan County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur AL 35601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Scottsboro Boys" Case Landmark Decisions (within shouting distance of this marker); World War One (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker); Decatur Vietnam War Monument
Morgan County Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
2. Morgan County Confederate Memorial
(within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); A County Older Than The State, Morgan County (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (USA) (approx. ¼ mile away); The Decatur Daily (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
Morgan County Confederate Memorial lower plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
3. Morgan County Confederate Memorial lower plaque.
This monument was erected by the Joe Wheeler chapter #291, United Daughters of the Confederacy and unveiled on May 16, 1922. On March 24, 2005 this monument was listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage by the Alabama Historical Commission.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2021. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Last updated on January 17, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on January 20, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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