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Nashville in Berrien County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

"Spirit of the American Doughboy"

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, June 9, 2021
1. "Spirit of the American Doughboy" Marker
Inscription.  Following the United States' entry into World War I (1917-1918), more than 100,000 Georgians were involved in the war effort, with the state suffering over 1,000 casualties. The rural community of Berrien County experienced an extraordinary high rate of loss, particularly in the 1918 sinking of the troopship HMS Otranto, the greatest maritime disaster of the war. Answering President Woodrow Wilson's call to honor those who died in the war, Berrien County commissioned the first Doughboy statue sculpted by Americus, Georgia resident Ernest Moore Viquesney. Completed in 1921, the statue was unveiled in 1923 when the community raised the funds to acquire and install it. Known as "The Spirit of the American Doughboy," the design was replicated all over the country to memorialize soldiers lost during World War I.
 
Erected 2021 by Georgia Historical Society and the Berrien Historical Foundation. (Marker Number 10-1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 31° 12.418′ N, 83° 
"Spirit of the American Doughboy" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 9, 2021
2. "Spirit of the American Doughboy" Marker
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14.997′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Georgia, in Berrien County. Marker is at the intersection of North Davis Street (U.S. 129) and West Marion Avenue, on the left when traveling south on North Davis Street. Marker is located in the courthouse square near the statue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North Davis Street, Nashville GA 31639, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Coffee Road (a few steps from this marker); Berrien County (within shouting distance of this marker); The War Between the States (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Fights (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrison-Taylor House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adel Lime Sink (approx. 11.1 miles away); Cook County (approx. 11.3 miles away); a different marker also named Old Coffee Road (approx. 13.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  Nashville Doughboy Statue. (Submitted on June 11, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
"Spirit of the American Doughboy" and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 9, 2021
3. "Spirit of the American Doughboy" and Marker
"Spirit of the American Doughboy" image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 9, 2021
4. "Spirit of the American Doughboy"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 11, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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