Bessemer in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
“Spirit of the American Doughboy”
To the memory of our World War heroes who died that civilization might not perish from the earth.
Allbright Rufie PVT. Co. D. 167th Inf. KA
Bailey Andrew SGT. Co. D. 167th Inf. DD
Bailey Jas. T. PVT. Co. D. 9th Inf. DW
Barr Sam CORP. M.G. 167th Inf. DW
Benton Guy D. PVT. 76 Co. 6th Reg. U.S.Marines KA
Burnett Usry CORP. Co. D. 167th Inf. KA
Canoles Carl CORP. Co. D. 167th Inf. KA
Carson Wm. W. PVT. 1st Class Co. M. 167th Inf. DW
Davis Lonnie C. PVT. CAS. Co. 6 162 Dep. Brig. DS
George James PVT. Co. C. 113th Inf. KA
Gray Earnest E. CORP. Co. B. 324 Inf. KA
Harville Braxton B. CORP. Co. K. 167th Inf. KA
Humphries Robt. E. PVT. Co. L. 1st COV. DA
Hutchins Jno. P. PVT. Co. C. 167th Inf. KA
Laird Monroe J. PVT. 1st Class M.D. DD
Larusso Angelo PVT. Co. D. 116th Inf. DW
Lewis Worth SGT. Co. D. 167th Inf. KA
Martin Charley PVT. Co. B. 101st Inf. KA
Mitchell Arthur SGT. M.G. Co. 309th Inf. KA
Niles Wilfred SGT. Co. D. 167th Inf. DW
Nolan Robt. B. PVT. Co. M. 167th
Richardson Tally E. PVT. 1stClass M.G. Co. 322 Inf. KA
Rogers Fred SGT. Co. D. 167th Inf. DW
Roy Newton M. CORP. Co. D. 167th Inf. KA
Ruff Austin Corp. Co. D. 167th Inf. DW
Speaks Bernice PVT. 1st Class Co. D. 167th Inf. KA
Stein Jacob CAPT. ENG. DD
Syphurs Herman G. CORP. Co. D. 167th Inf. DW
Vaughan Jno. P. PVT. 1st Class Co. D. 135 M.G. BN. KA
Waits Joe L. PVT. 1st Class Co. K. 324th Inf DD
This Doughboy Monument,
Sculpted by E.M. Viquesney was erected
Following World War I, "The War to End All Wars."
The City of Bessemer and
the State of Alabama Historical Park and Historical Site
Maintenance and Repair Grant Program
Restored and preserved this statue
So that future generations may
Remember the struggles and bloodshed that
Preceding generations endured
To protect the peace and
Liberties we hold dear.
We especially wish to
Honor the veterans who protected our freedom
With their lives.
Rededicated November 11, 1999
Restored and Preserved
Karkadoulias Bronze Art
Coates Guss CORP. 24th Co. 6 Bn. 163rd Dep. Brig. DA
Cobb Monroe PVT. 1st Class Co. M. 366th Inf. KA
Finch Rufus PVT. 37th Co. 10th Eng. DD
Goudy Jim PVT. 36th Co. V.C. DD
Harris Luther PVT. Co. D. 328th Eng. DD
Harris Willie PVT. HG. Co. 366th Inf. DD
Lockett Jimmie PVT. Co. G. 2nd B.N. 163rd Dep. Brig. DD
Morgan Lewis PVT. Co. L. 304th Stev. Regt. DD
Myree Willie PVT. Co. D. 366th Inf. DD
Phillips Jno. SGT. Co. G. 802 Inf. DD
Pierson Eugene PVT. Co. B. 517th Eng. DD
Ward Ben PVT. Co. B. 814 Pion. Inf. DD
Wright Lige PVT. Co. A. 520 Eng. DD
Erected 1922 by City of Bessemer.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 11, 1827.
Location. 33° 23.972′ N, 86° 57.317′ W. Marker is in Bessemer, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on 3rd Avenue North south of 17th Street North, on the left when traveling south. Monument is located in the center of a city park bounded by 16th and 17th Streets and 2nd and 3rd Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bessemer AL 35020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bright Star / Koikos Restaurant (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bessemer Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sweet Home / Henry W. SweetHosea Holcombe (approx. 0.8 miles away); Union Baptist Church And Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lynching In America / The Lynching of William Miller (approx. 2.1 miles away); Canaan Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Ross Bridge (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bessemer.
Also see . . . The E. M. Viquesney "Spirit of the American Doughboy" Database. "Here you will find a collection of old ads, photos, documents, and brochures pertaining to the life and works of sculptor Ernest Moore "Dick" Viquesney (1876 - 1946), creator of the World War I memorial statue, "The Spirit of the American Doughboy", found in over 140 locations throughout the continental United States." (Submitted on January 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,697 times since then and 160 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.