Ocilla in Irwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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.
proclaims the deathless
fame of those who fought
Honor to heroes is glory
to our God and our Country."
Erected 1940 by Mary V. Henderson Chapter 823, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 31° 35.519′ N, 83° 15.049′ W. Marker is in Ocilla, Georgia, in Irwin County. Marker is at the intersection of South Irwin Avenue and West 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south on South Irwin Avenue. Touch for map. This monument is on the lawn of the Irwin County Courthouse. It was originally installed October 4th, 1911 and relocated here in 1940. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 South Irwin Avenue, Ocilla GA 31774, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Irwin County (a few steps from this marker); Veterans of All Wars Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Irwin County Veteran’s Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dorminy's Meeting House Young's Meeting House Brushy Creek First Baptist Church Bell (approx. 8.2 miles away); Ben Hill County (approx. 8½ miles away); In Grateful Appreciation of The Boys of Ben Hill Co. (approx. 8½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocilla.
1. Summary of sculpture.
A Confederate soldier stands wearing a brimmed campaign hat and a bedroll slung over his proper right shoulder. He has a sharp Vandyke beard and his proper left hand holds a musket by the barrel, with stalk on the ground. A bayonet is under his proper right arm and his proper right hand gestures. Behind the soldier's proper left leg is a cut stump. The soldier is mounted upon a tall, inscribed, multitiered base with a column-like upper section and a graduated lower section. On the front and rear of the lower section of the base a cannon barrel projects outward amidst a bas-relief of crossed cavalry sabers. Source: Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums.
— Submitted July 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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