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Millen in Jenkins County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jenkins County Confederate Memorial

 
 
Jenkins County Confederate Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 26, 2008
1. Jenkins County Confederate Memorial Marker
Inscription. ( South Face )
1861-1865
Erected June 3rd.1909
By
The Wayside Home
Chapter. U.D.C.
In Honor Of Our
Confederate Soldiers,
Whom Power Could
Not Corrupt,
Whom Death Could
Not Terrify,
Whom Defeat Could
Not Dishonor.

Those Who Served

The Confederacy

( East Face )
CSA

Those Who Fought

( North Face )
1861-1865

These Were Men Who
By The Simple Manhood
Of Their Lives,
By Their Strict Adherence
To The Principals Of Right,
By Their Sublime Courage
And Unspeakable Sacrifices,
Even To The Heroism Of Death,
Have Preserved For Us.
Through the Gloom Of Defeat,
A Priceless Heritage Of Honor.
——
" For Each Single Wreck
In The War Path Of Might,
Shall Yet Be A Rock In
The Temple Of Right."

Those Who Fell.

( West Face )

CSA

Comrades

 
Erected 1909 by The Wayside Home Chapter. U.D.C.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker
Jenkins County Confederate Memorial, South Face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Jenkins County Confederate Memorial, South Face
series.
 
Location. 32° 48.246′ N, 81° 56.357′ W. Marker is in Millen, Georgia, in Jenkins County. Marker is on East Winthorpe Avenue near Daniels Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millen GA 30442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jenkins Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wayside Home (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wayside Home (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Millen Junction (about 700 feet away); Millen Fountain (about 700 feet away); Millen Flagpole (about 700 feet away); Millen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sherman at Millen (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millen.
 
Regarding Jenkins County Confederate Memorial. Description: At the top of a tall obelisk a Civil War soldier stands holding a musket by the barrel with both hands in front of him, the butt of the musket resting next to his proper right foot. He stands against a tree stump. He has a mustache and wears a hat and a uniform. Equipment is strapped to him, including an ammunition pack, a canteen, and a blanket draped across his proper left shoulder. The sculpture
Jenkins County Confederate Memorial , East Face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Jenkins County Confederate Memorial , East Face
is mounted atop an obelisk with three graduated steps at the bottom. On the right side of the obelisk is a relief of two crossed muskets with butts toward the ground. On the left side of the obelisk is a relief of two crossed banners with banded hems and finial tops that resemble those of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Artist: McNeel Marble Works, fabricator.
Title: Jenkins County Confederate Monument, (Sculpture).
Other Titles: Confederacy, (sculpture).
Dates: Dedicated June 3, 1909.
Medium: Sculpture: granite; Base: granite.
Dimensions: Sculpture: approx. 25 x 2 x 2 ft.; Base: approx. 19 x 48 x 48 in.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Jenkins County Confederate Memorial , North Face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Jenkins County Confederate Memorial , North Face
" For Each Single Wreck
In The War Path Of Might,
Shall Yet Be A Rock In
The Temple Of Right."
From the poem "A Land without Ruins", by Father Abram J. Ryan ,a Roman Catholic priest. He has been called the "Poet-Priest of the Confederacy."
Jenkins County Confederate Memorial , west face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. Jenkins County Confederate Memorial , west face
Jenkins County Confederate Memorial at the Jenkins County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 26, 2008
6. Jenkins County Confederate Memorial at the Jenkins County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,004 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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