Griffin in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dedicates this memorial as a perpetual evidence of her gratitude for the brave, loyal and patriotic service rendered by
Her Sons and Daughters
1917 – The World War - 1918
(A separate plaque at the base of the monument lists those from Spalding County killed in World War One)
In memory of our Doughboys who lost their lives during the Great War.
Troy D. Barnett William L. Mallory
Otis Cook Cecil R. Moon
James A. Cottingham D. G. Norton
Henry R. Davis Albert W. Parham
James M. Farley N. W. Ponder
W. Halbran James F. Posey
Ed Hammond Charles L. Shedd
Joseph C. Harris R. H. Tuck
H. Haynes James A. Williams
Lovic B. King A. R. Wynn
George W. Knight Aubrey R. Wynne
Erected 1928 by Spalding County, Georgia.
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.
Location. 33° 14.8′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Griffin GA 30223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Orphan Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgia Militia at Griffin (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Women of Griffin and Spalding County (within shouting distance of this marker); The City of Griffin (approx. half a mile away); Lewis Lawrence Griffin (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Spalding County (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
More about this marker. The monument was originally located at Hill and Taylor Streets in downtown Griffin. It was moved a short distance in 1950, then in 1957 was moved to its present location when Veterans Memorial Park was established.
Regarding Spalding County. The statue of the "Doughboy" lost its left hand and the rifle and bayonet in 1993, from exposure to the elements. The missing pieces were replaced.
Also see . . .
1. Griffin, Ga. Doughboy::. This website also contains information on all known Viquesney Doughboys (there are about 140 of them throughout the U.S.); however the link refers only to the one at Griffin, Georgia. (Submitted on September 25, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. "The History behind the Doughboy" ::. (Courtesy:: Karen Gardnerl in Emmitsburg, Maryland, Area Historical Society publication.) Originally published in 1991 this link gives a good history and other links - well worth the search and read. (Submitted on September 25, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
3. Who are "Doughboy" Searchers??::. This web site gives more detailed history, photos, and items. Also examples of other Viquesney works of Historical Art. (Submitted on September 25, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.