In the late 1800s and early 1900s there was a brick
foundry located at Waynesville, Georgia. What you see above is
Ex-Magistrate Judge Huey R. Ham, and a young friend, exploring the
"old brick yard." During the days of operation clay would be excavated
from near by mounds, and molded into "brick form," dried, and then fired (burned into
their hardened form). Sources have revealed that brick from this
plant were used in the construction of many buildings and streets along
the Georgia coast, both Brunswick and Savannah.
At this location Judge Ham found mounds of old brick that had been
vacated when the foundry closed operation. As the years passed,
dust and dirt blew over the brick enabling weeds and brush to
grow. To many of the younger generation these were mysterious
mounds that had "no explanation." When the idea for the Memorial Wall
was conceived for the Confederate Park at Waynesville, Judge Ham and
his workers had to dig through the brush and dirt, literally, to
retrieve the brick.