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Anniston in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Calhoun County World War I Memorial

1917 - 1919

 
 
Calhoun County World War I Memorial tablet. (South side) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
1. Calhoun County World War I Memorial tablet. (South side)
Inscription.
South side
This tablet is
erected in honor
of the
Soldiers and
Sailors from
Calhoun County
Alabama
who served in the
Great World War
1917 - 1919


North side
Calhoun County's Honor Roll
"Better the shot, the blade, the bowl,
than crucifiction of the soul."
{41 names listed}


Lower plaque
In 1921, Calhoun County memorialized its casualities of World War I
with this monument, unveiled on Armistice Day, as a proud testament
to the bravery of these men.

Nearly a hundred years later, in 2014, military research conducted by
The Anniston Star's editorial board discovered at least nineteen
additional U.S. military personnel whose names, for reasons unknown,
were not included on the original plaque.

In 2016, the City of Anniston erected this memorial, providing these nineteen
Calhoun County casualties of the Great War their deserved place of honor.

Ragland Bergwall Henry L. Dahls Oliver Hawkins Milton Henry Lee Kennedy Bert Lackey Marcus Morgan Corn Moten Howard Parris Edgar Peacock Charlie Prahl Paul Roe Lewis Scott Senal Self Oscar Sims Willie Steadom Melvin Verden Jefferson Walker Grover Waters

 
Erected 1921 by William Forney Chapter of the U.D.C.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location.
Calhoun County World War I Honor Roll (North side) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
2. Calhoun County World War I Honor Roll (North side)
The 41st name at the top of the plaque, a man from Ohatchee, was added later.
33° 39.412′ N, 85° 49.602′ W. Marker is in Anniston, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Quintard Avenue and East 10th Street, in the median on Quintard Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 925 Quintard Avenue, Anniston AL 36201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tyrus Raymond Cobb (within shouting distance of this marker); Grace Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anniston Public Library Desegregation (about 300 feet away); Anniston Memorial Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trailways Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trailways Bus Station Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away); Parker Memorial Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anniston World War (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anniston.
 
More about this marker. Partial quote on North side by James Ryder Randall, from poem 'Maryland, My Maryland.'
 
Also see . . .  2014 Anniston Star newspaper article on need for adding lower plaque. (Submitted on August 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Lower plaque added in 2016 adding 19 names left off the 1921 plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
3. Lower plaque added in 2016 adding 19 names left off the 1921 plaque.
Calhoun County World War I Memorial & Honor Rolls image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
4. Calhoun County World War I Memorial & Honor Rolls
Calhoun County World War I Memorial	 image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
5. Calhoun County World War I Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   5. submitted on August 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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