Resaca Memorial Arch

This photo of a statue of a Confederate soldier was taken in 1930. The statue is part of an arch built of native rock constructed to honor the memory of Civil War and World War I soldiers. The arch was built in 1925 for the Calhoun Woman's Club by W. Laurens Hillhouse. There is a statue of Sequoyah on a pedestal of stone just behind the arch.

[from Vanishing Georgia - According to Confederate Monuments of Georgia Confederate Burials and Assorted Confederate Information, located online at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/3093/index.html, this monument is still standing at this location. A marble tablet on the arch reads: "Confederate memorial battle of Resaca fought near here May 14 and 15, 1864." On another plague under the arch is inscribed the following names: "Committee, Mrs. Ernest BEALL; Chairman, Mrs. G. G. HARLAND, Mrs. J. B. ERWIN, J. C. GARLINGTON; Mayor, W. L. HILLHOUSE builder 1927." On either side of the arch are two soldiers, one of which faces south. Under this soldier, the confederate soldier, is a small plague which reads "J. L. Mott Iron Works" and another larger plague which reads "Confederate Memorial." The plague under the soldier facing north reads "Calhoun honors her World War I heroes 1917-1918."]

Vanishing Georgia, Georgia Division of Archives and History, Office of Secretary of State

Photo of Sequoyah with historical information

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