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Eufaula in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

World War I Doughboy

 
 
World War I Doughboy Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
1. World War I Doughboy Monument
Inscription.
To Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice
1917 — World War — 1918
John Asbury Boswell
Robert W. Brannon-Hinton W. Holleman
Porter R. Doughtie-Daniel T. Tully
Lest We Forget.

 
Erected 1925 by the Service Star Legion Porter Doughtie Chapter.
 
Location. 31° 53.584′ N, 85° 8.527′ W. Marker is in Eufaula, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broad Street and Orange Avenue, in the median on East Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 East Broad Street, Eufaula AL 36027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Honor of All World War II Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); The Creek Town of Eufaula (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Town of Irwinton (about 600 feet away); The Second Creek War in the Eufaula Area (about 600 feet away); The City of Eufaula (about 600 feet away); Central Railroad of Georgia Freight Depot (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cotton and Creek Country (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eufaula.
 
Regarding World War I Doughboy.
World War I Doughboy image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
2. World War I Doughboy
This is one of five known stone designs similar to Viquesney's "Spirit of the American Doughboy" but which lacks the full battle gear. They are all thought to have been made by McNeel Marble Company of Marietta, Georgia. According to the January 16, 1925 issue of the Avondale Sun, the rifle held by the Eufaula statue was described as a "Winchester", whereas the Viquesney versions hold a Springfield 1903.

Smithsonian American Art Museum description: A World War I infantryman stands atop a granite dome-shaped base. He is dressed in full uniform, including a helmet and ammunition belt. His proper right arm is raised high in the air, his hand holding a grenade. He holds a rifle by his side with his proper left hand, the barrel facing forward. There is a tree stump behind his proper left foot. The base sits in a flower bed.

Figure: approx. 7 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. x 4 ft.; Base: approx. 5 x 7 x 4 ft.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
World War I Doughboy Monument looking west on Broad Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
3. World War I Doughboy Monument looking west on Broad Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 349 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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