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Cuthbert in Randolph County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Randolph County Confederate Monument

To Our Confederate Dead.

 

1861. - 1865.

 
Randolph County Confederate Monument (All sides). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 5, 2018
1. Randolph County Confederate Monument (All sides).
North/West/South/East
Inscription.
North
Though overpowered
their cause was not lost, for-
"Each single wreck in
the warpath of might
Shall yet be a rock
in the temple of right."


West
Heroism and love of
country were never more
grandly illustrated than
upon the fields where
confederate soldiers fought
and died. Let future
generations honor and
emulate their virtues.


South
They struggled for
constitutional government
as established by our Fathers
and though defeated, they left
to posterity a record of honor
and glory more valuable than
power or riches.


Erected April 26, 1896.
Under the auspices of Randolph
Camp No. 465, U.C.V. and of the
Ladies Memorial Association of
Randolph County.

East
Let the glorious
record of our soldiers
and the sacred cause
for which they fought
be kept ever fresh and
green in memory's waste.

 
Erected 1910 by the Stonewall Jackson Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy
Randolph County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 5, 2018
2. Randolph County Confederate Monument
marker series.
 
Location. 31° 46.281′ N, 84° 47.357′ W. Marker is in Cuthbert, Georgia, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Pearl Street and Court Street (Georgia Route 216), on the left when traveling west on Pearl Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pearl Street, Cuthbert GA 39840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of First Randolph County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Andrew Female College (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Carnegie Library (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Davis Patterson, M.D. / Patterson Hospital (about 500 feet away); Randolph County (about 500 feet away); The Second Creek War in Randolph County (about 500 feet away); The City of Cuthbert and Early Randolph County (about 500 feet away); Site of First Church Building in Cuthbert, Georgia (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cuthbert.
 
More about this marker. Located in the middle of the town square, former location of the Randolph County Courthouse. The sculpture is a copy of a statue that originally stood at the same site, but was toppled by a tornado in 1909 and badly damaged. The statue sits on the original base.
Randolph County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 5, 2018
3. Randolph County Confederate Monument
The broken statue was moved to Greenwood Cemetery. Although the base notes the original whole monument was erected in 1896, it was actually erected a few years later due to funding.

In 2014 the current monument was damaged when a man driving a car, was speeding on U.S. Highway 27 (Business), when he jumped the curb and crashed into the monument. Two of the cannons have not been replaced and the statue was repaired and remounted.
 
Regarding Randolph County Confederate Monument. Description of statue: A uniformed Civil War soldier stands with proper left arm raised as if to shield his eyes as he faces North. He holds a rifle at his side with his proper right hand. He is supported by a broken tree stump behind his proper left leg. The soldier is dressed in a hat, coat, boots, belt with a CSA buckle, short cape, satchel, and sheathed knife on his belt. The sculpture is mounted atop a circular column entwined with the Confederate flag in relief, and topped by a capital decorated with tobacco leaves. At the base of the column are low relief decorations. The column is set upon a tiered base with a stepped bottom. A cannon rests at the foot of the steps on two sides of the base. Source: Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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