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Elberton in Elbert County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Soldier

 
 
Soldier Monument - Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 10, 2012
1. Soldier Monument - Front
Inscription.
[Front]:
I was that which others did not want to be.
I went where others feared to go, and did what others failed to do.
I asked nothing from those who gave nothing, and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness...should I fail.
I have seen the face of terror; felt the stinging cold of fear; and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moment's love.
I have cried, pained, and hoped...but most of all, I have lived times others would say where best forgotten.
At lease someday I will be able to say that I was proud of what I was...a soldier. George L. Skypeck

[Reverse]:
Military Action Deaths/Wounded
Revolutionary War (1775-1783): 23,624/8,445
Indian Wars (1789-1898): Soldiers 2,215/2,156; Indians 4,000 / N/A
Franco-American Naval War (1798-1800): 20/42
Barbary Wars (1801-05, 1815): 35/64
War of 1812 (1812-1815): 2,260/4,505
Marquesas Islands (1814): 4/1
West Indies (1822-25): 3/5
Sumatra (1832): 2/11
Texas War of Independence (1835-36): 704/138
Mexican War (1846-48): 13,283/4,152
China War (1854-59): 15/32
Fuji (1855): 1/2
"Cortina War" Texas Border (1859-60): 5/18
Civil War (1861-65): 618,022/382,881
Japan (1863): 5/6
Formosa (1867): 1/0
Mexico (1870): 1/4
Korea (1871): 4/10
Spanish-American
Soldier Monument - Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 10, 2012
2. Soldier Monument - Reverse
War (1898): 2,983/1,637
Philippines War (1899-1902): 4,273/2,840
Samoa (1899): 4/5
China Boxer Rebellion (1900): 53/253
Moro Campaigns (1902-06, 1913): 130/3000
Dominican Republic (1904): 1/0
Nicaragua (1912): 5/16
Vera Cruz (1914): 16/69
Haiti (1915-20): 146/26
Dominican Republic (1916-1922): 144/50
Mexico Punitive Expedition (1916): 27/30
Mexican Border (1911-1919): 20/NA
World War I (1917-1918): 116,708/204,002
North Russia Expedition (1918-19): 246/307
Nicaragua (1927-32): 136/66
Yangtze Service, China (1921-1941): 5/80
North Atlantic Naval War (1941): 141/44
World War II: 408,306/670,846
Trieste, Italy (1945-47): 6/14
Chinese Civil War (1945-47): 12/42
Korean War (1530-53): 54,246/103,284
Quemoy and Matsu (1954): 3/NA
Lebanon (1958): 3/1
Laos (1961-62): 3/3
Bay of Pigs (1961): 4/0
Cuba (1962): 9/0
Panama Canal Riots (1964): 4/85
Dominican Republic (1965-66): 59/174
USS Liberty off Israel (1967): 34/171
Korea (1966-69): 89/131
Vietnam War (1961-75): 58,175/153,303
Mayaguez-Cambodia Incident (1975): 41/50
Iran (1980): 8/0
Lebanon (1982-84): 268/169
Honduras (1984, 1989): 1/28
Grenada (1983): 19/100
Libya (1986): 2/0
El Salvador (1983-91): 20/0
USS Stark - Persian Gulf (1987): 37/21
Persian Gulf (1987-99): 16/0
Terrorism (1981-1991) Service Personnel: 28/NA
Panama (1989-90): 40/240
Persian Gulf War (1990-91): 363/357
Grand Total: 1,312,827/1,541,278
 
Location. 34° 7.34′ N, 82° 51.683′ W. Marker is in Elberton, Georgia, in Elbert County. Marker is at the intersection of North Oliver Street (State Highway 77) and Elmhurst Drive, on the right on North Oliver Street. Touch for map. Monument is located in the Elbert County Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Elberton GA 30635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. My American Soldier (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated to the Memory (a few steps from this marker); In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); Elbert County's Dead in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Park History (within shouting distance of this marker); Navy Seabees Can Do (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Elbert (approx. mile away); Old Seaboard Airline Depot (approx. mile away); Elberton Granite Bicentennial Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elberton.
 
Also see . . .  George Skypeck - Short Bio. George Skypeck is one of America's most prominent military-historical commemorative artists. (Submitted on April 19, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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