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Hampton in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Constantine Memorial

 
 
Constantine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, September 5, 2009
1. Constantine Memorial Marker
Inscription. This is a memorial to Harry S. Dixon and his Fraternity Brothers in Company D, Twenty-Eighth Mississippi Volunteer Calvary, Confederate States of America. Having become members of the Sigma Chi Fraternity in college before the war, they met in an abandoned cabin hereabouts on the night of September 17, 1864, after the fall of Atlanta and, with the sound of battle in their ears, organized what they called the Constantine Chapter of Sigma Chi, with the hope that it would help their fraternity to survive in the south, regardless of the outcome of the war. Their dedication to their fraternity through the despair of defeat and the uncertainty of retreat will remain an inspiration to others long after the bronze tablet on which these words are inscribed has moldered.
This memorial park was made possible through the cooperation of Clayton County and gifts from thousands of Sigma Chis in all parts of the United States of America and Canada and was dedicated on September 17, 1979.

The college fraternity is an American Institution. Its chapters like miniature democracies, are expected to observe the principles and hopes on which America was founded. The fraternity group, formed by mutual selection, is aimed at social, literary and character development, scholastic achievement, and the betterment of mankind. The student member, associating
Close-up of plaque on the front of memorial. image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, September 5, 2009
2. Close-up of plaque on the front of memorial.
Erected by the Sigma Chi Fraternity in memory of its Constantine Chapter Organized hereabouts on September 17, 1864. That Sigma Chi should not parish in the South.

September 17, 1939
with brothers in the chapter house and participating in the fraternities ritualistic ceremonies, develops a sense of responsibility for the well-being of all. Bonds are formed which last a lifetime.
In selecting a name, each fraternity has traditionally has adopted the two or three initial letters of a Greek phrase representing a secret motto. Moreover individual chapters are usually designated by letters of the Greek Alphabet. The chapter becomes an entity of American Freedom, conducting itself within the ideals of the fraternity, the regulations of the college, and the laws of the land. The college fraternity has brought credit and distinction to campus and community.
 
Erected 1939 by Sigma Chi Fraternity.
 
Location. 33° 27.834′ N, 84° 20.051′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is on Tara Boulevard (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11001 Tara boulevard, Hampton GA 30228, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cavalry Action at Lovejoy's Station (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Crawford-Dorsey House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Kilpatrick's Raid (approx.
Constantine Memorial Marker as seen from Hwy. 41 image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, September 5, 2009
3. Constantine Memorial Marker as seen from Hwy. 41
2.5 miles away); The "Right Flank" on the McDonough Road (approx. 2.5 miles away); "The Old Bronze Gentleman of Lovejoy's Station" (approx. 2.5 miles away); Locomotive Bell from the Nancy Hanks (approx. 2.5 miles away); Kilpatrick's Raid at the Nash Farm (approx. 2.5 miles away); Battle of Jonesborough (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
Also see . . .  Sigma Chi Historical Initiative. Official Sigma Chi Website. (Submitted on June 3, 2011, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil
 
Constantine Memorial East side. image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, September 5, 2009
4. Constantine Memorial East side.
Badge image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, September 5, 2009
5. Badge
As seen from the highway, this magnificent monument represents the shape of the badge of membership of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Plaque 1 of 4 image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, September 5, 2009
6. Plaque 1 of 4
Describes the monument and construction.
Plaque 2 of 4 image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, September 5, 2009
7. Plaque 2 of 4
Dedication of park by Sigma Chi Chapters, 1979.
Plaque 3 of 4 image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, September 5, 2009
8. Plaque 3 of 4
Lists Substantial Contributors by Individual Members
Plaque 4 of 4 image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, September 5, 2009
9. Plaque 4 of 4
Lists Contributors who in 1980 donated for the parks perpetual care.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2011, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 3, 2011, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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