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Covington in Newton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

To The Confederate Dead of Newton County

 
 
To The Confederate Dead of Newton County Monument (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 30, 2017
1. To The Confederate Dead of Newton County Monument (Front)
Inscription.
West side
Their gallant and heroic deeds
like monumental shafts arise
from out the graveyard
of the past,
and mark the tombs
where valor lies.
_______

South side
No sordid or mercenary
spirit animated the
cause espoused by those
to whom this monument
is erected or inspired the
men who bravely fought,
and the women who freely
suffered for it. Its final
failure could not
dishonor it, nor did defeat
estrange its devotees.
_______

East side
While this monument
is erected in memory
of Confederates soldiers
and the sacred cause
for which they contended.
It also intended to
commemorate the noble
women whose peerless
patriotism and sublime
lives of heroic and
self-sacrificing ser-
vice enhanced the
holiness of that cause
and prolonged the
struggle for its su-
premacy by inspiring
its champions with
increased ardor enthu-
siasm and gallantry
in their contest.
_______


 
Erected 1906.
 
Location. 33° 35.788′ N, 83° 51.592′ 
South, west and north sides of the monument. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
2. South, west and north sides of the monument.
W. Marker is in Covington, Georgia, in Newton County. Marker is at the intersection of Monticello Street SW and Clark Street SW, on the right when traveling south on Monticello Street SW. Touch for map. Located in the middle of Covington Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1112 Monticello Street SW, Covington GA 30014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Covington Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Newton County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucius Q. C. Lamar (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Capture of Covington (about 800 feet away); City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Covington City School (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Female College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Dead & Hospitals (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
More about this marker. This is supposedly the only Confederate monument that faces west. This is because when Sherman marched into Covington he marched in from the west, instead of the north on his March to the Sea.
 
Regarding To The Confederate Dead of Newton County. A uniformed Civil War soldier stands atop a short, square column both hands holding the muzzle of his rifle at chest level, the stock resting by his proper
Wide view of the Newton County Confederate monument. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 30, 2017
3. Wide view of the Newton County Confederate monument.
right foot. The soldier has a beard and wears a field hat, with pouches strapped to his hips. The column rests on a cornice supported by Corinthian columns, mounted upon a graduated, stepped lower base. The base is decorated with reliefs of crossed rifles, crossed swords, an anchor, and a Confederate flag. Monument is made of stone.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Closeup of the Confederate monument. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 30, 2017
4. Closeup of the Confederate monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 158 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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