Confederate Civil War Monument - North Erwin Street Historic District ~ Cartersville, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 34° 09.951 W 084° 47.841
16S E 703032 N 3782737
Quick Description: "Cost $2,000. Funds for the project were raised in a 6-year drive by Lilly Y. Bradley on behalf of the Bartow County United Daughters of the Confederacy. Sculpture honors the men from Bartow County who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2015 7:58:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMNMPG
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:

County of statue: Bartow County
Location of statue: Cherokee Ave., courthouse lawn, Cartersville
Artist: Unknown
Fabricator: McNeel Marble Works
Monument erected by: The Daughters of the Confederacy
Dedicated on Dec. 5, 1908

Proper Description: "A Civil War soldier stands at rest. He holds a rifle with both hands in front of him. The butt rests near his proper right foot. He is wearing a canteen. The sculpture is mounted atop a graduated shaft with a stepped bottom." On the front & back of the base is a bias-relief depiction of an unfurled Confederate flag

"This Confederate Monument, standing prominently in front of the Bartow County Courthouse, Cartersville, Georgia, is typical of hundreds of such monuments that can be found throughout the former Confederate States of America. "Bartow County played an important role in the short history of the Confederacy, due in part to her railroad lines and iron manufacturing capabilities. In May, 1864, President Lincoln's hostile Union invaders swarmed over this once peaceful land, looting, burning and destroying everything in their path. They also murdered numerous of my North Georgia ancestors along the way, leaving the survivors homeless and destitute. "Pivotal events in the Great Locomotive Chase and Sherman's Atlanta Campaign occurred in Bartow County and both Sherman's diabolical March to the Sea and the Nashville Campaign had their beginnings here, just northwest of Kennesaw Mountain and Atlanta. "The sentiments of the people of Bartow County are eloquently expressed in the inscription of this monument" ~ Confederate Diges

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): North Erwin Street Historic District

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135 W Cherokee Ave. courthouse lawn Caretersville, GA USA 30120

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