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Newnan in Coweta County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Coweta County Confederate Monument

 
 
Coweta County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2016
1. Coweta County Confederate Monument
Inscription.
(Front of base)
Our Confederate dead,
whom power could not corrupt,
whom death could not terrify,
whom defeat could not dishonor.

(Back of base)
It is not in mortals
to command success.
But they did more,
deserved it.

(Right of base)
1861 - 1865

(Left side of base)
Erected in 1885

 
Erected 1885 by the Ladies's Memorial Association.
 
Location. 33° 22.488′ N, 84° 47.984′ W. Marker is in Newnan, Georgia, in Coweta County. Marker is at the intersection of East Court Street (U.S. 29) and North Court Street, on the left when traveling north on East Court Street. Touch for map. Located in front of the Coweta County Probate Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Court Street, Newnan GA 30263, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coweta County (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Hospitals (a few steps from this marker); Coweta County World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of General Daniel Newnan
Front, rear and right side text of monument. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2016
2. Front, rear and right side text of monument.
(a few steps from this marker); Governor William Yates Atkinson (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Brown's Mill (a few steps from this marker); Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall (within shouting distance of this marker); William Thomas Overby (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newnan.
 
Regarding Coweta County Confederate Monument. A uniformed Confederate soldier stands on picket duty, holding his musket by the barrel on his proper right side, the butt of which rests by his proper right foot. The soldier wears a hat and a short cloak over a knee-length jacket. The statue is mounted upon a multitiered base.

Monument commemorates Civil War dead and was erected by the Ladies's Memorial Association. Cost of the monument was $2,000, with $100 donated by John W. Walton of Atlanta.

Monument made of Italian marble and the base is granite. Sculpture is approximately 7 ft. 4 inches and the base is 15 feet high. The weight is 32,000 lbs.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Coweta County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2016
3. Coweta County Confederate Monument
Located in front of the Coweta County Probate Courthouse.
Rear and left side of monument looking north on East Court Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2016
4. Rear and left side of monument looking north on East Court Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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