Stone Mountain in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Stone Mountain - Confederate Memorial
There is a true glory and a true honor: the glory of duty done - the honor of the integrity of principle.
Robert E. Lee
So, my son, when in the conflict of life the cloud and the darkness come stand unflinchingly by you post; remain faithful to the discharge of your duty.
Robert E. Lee
Seceded from the Union January 19, 1861
Admitted to Confederate States of America, February 8, 1861
Readmitted to the Union July 15, 1870
Who could not win battles with men such as these
While we are duly performing the duty of good soldiers we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion.
So, then, to every man his chance - to every man. Regardless of his birth, his shining, golden opportunity - to every man the right to live, to work, to be himself, and to become whatever thing his manhood and his vision can combine to make him - This, seeker, is the promise of America.
To preserve the freedom of the human mind, then, and the freedom of the press, every spirit should be ready to devote itself to martyrdom. for as we think as we will, and speak as we think, the condition of man will proceed in improvement.
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as the be purchased at the price of chains of slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take but as for me give me liberty or give me death.
Base of Statue
Men who saw night coming down about them could somehow act as if they stood at the edge of dawn
A Confederate soldier shortly before his death
Location. 33° 48.531′ N, 84° 8.611′ W. Marker is in Stone Mountain, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Robert E Lee Boulevard and Memorial Hall Circle, on the right when traveling east. Memorial is located to the left of the pond at the base of Stone Mountain. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain GA 30087, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Country Comes Before Me (here, next to this marker); Covered Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hightower (Etowah) Trail Garrard's Cavalry at Stone Mtn. Depot (approx. 1.6 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 1.6 miles away); Stone Mountain Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 1.9 miles away); Garrard's & Lightburn's to Stone Mountain (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stone Mountain.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on August 20, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.