DATE DEDICATED - July 20, 1918. 

 

MAIN INSCRIPTION -       Same on front and back:
CSA
        Confederate Soldiers       1861    1865

 

MATERIALS -Granite

HEIGHT - 125 - 30'

 

DESCRIPTION/COMMENTS - At triangle of Campbell and Broad streets.  Very fancy with granite statue on a 4 column base.  Elaborate carving of CSA in middle front and back.  Soldier is wearing laced up boots.  Something must have been in the ceiling once, perhaps a chandelier or a seal since there is a circular pattern of empty holes - I was told by a lady at the Tourist Bureau that there used to be a light there.  You can see this light in a photo taken of a group of men on June 12, 1925.  The men were celebrating Old Confederate Memorial Day. Thought I heard something clumping in the ceiling but it might have been my imagination.  Made by McNeil Marble Company in Marietta, Georgia.  The statue was the child of the Rosser-Gibbons Camp, United Confederate Veterans.

 

PHOTO - June 2002.