DATE DEDICATED - July 20, 1918.
MAIN INSCRIPTION -
Same on front and back:
CSA Confederate Soldiers 1861 1865
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.