Fort Payne in DeKalb County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
To the Confederate Soldiers.
Some of whom sacrificed all, and all of whom sacrificed much.
On fame's eternal camping ground their silent tents are spread, and glory guards with solemn round, the bivouac of the dead.
Their names are borne on honor's shield; Their record is with God.
Tell it as you may,
it never can be told,
sing it as you will,
it never can be sung -
The story of the glory
of the men who wore the gray.
Erected 1913 by Sons and Daughters of Confederate Soldiers.
Location. 34° 26.642′ N, 85° 43.175′ W. Marker is in Fort Payne, Alabama, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Gault Avenue North (U.S. 11) and 5th Street (Alabama Route 35), on the right when traveling north on Gault Avenue North. Touch for map. Memorial is located in City Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Payne AL 35967, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boom Town Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Payne’s Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Sequoyah (within shouting distance of this marker); Wills Town Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Payne Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main Street Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cherokee Indian Removal (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Payne.
Regarding Confederate Monument. A figure of a Confederate Civil War soldier, dressed in military uniform that includes a brimmed hat and a bedroll slung over his proper left shoulder, stands holding the barrel of a rifle with both hands. The butt of the rifle rests in front of his feet. The figure is placed atop a tall, shaft-like, multitiered base that is set within a small garden area. Source: Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
The monument was originally located in the center of town and was moved to its present location at a later time.
Also see . . . History of DeKalb County Alabama - Unveiling of Confederate Monument. DeKalb County Tourist Association (Submitted on December 12, 2016.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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