Martha Mcleod #559 erected by the Abbeville Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy April 26, 1909. In Memory of our Heroes in Gray.This monument was unveiled at City Park, 26 April 1909, and later moved.
Directly across the street, on the Courthouse lawn, sits this boulder. It reads:
The monument is on a three tier base, on the front it reads
They fought not for the Conquest, but for Liberty and their Homes.
This monument is erected under the auspices of the Ladies Memorial Association of Dougherty County, Georgia to the men who fought in the Confederate Army in defense of Constitutional Liberty.
Reading around the monument,
“Our Confederate dead 1861 - 1865. To those who fought in their ragged old suits of gray."
On the back the inscription reads,
" To the memory of the soldiers of Sumter County who died in defense of their country."
The first time I visited Americus in 1992 the soldier’s left hand and gun were missing. I’m happy to report that he has been restored and looks wonderful on this 1997 visit.This monument was unveiled 26 April 1889.
This monument originally stood in SYCAMORE School grounds, Oblong granite marker in memory of our Confederate Soldiers and World War I heroes 1861-65, 1917-1918. Was moved from private property to the Weslyan Tabermacle Campground site. Now owned by the city of Ashburn and listed on the Historical Register, The monument is on the corner of Gordon and Madison Avenue in Ashburn.
This monument stands at the intersection of College Avenue and
Broad Street and was unveiled 26 April 1872. It is approximately 40 feet tall.
The inscription reads:
"The measure of their years suddenly completed
in the fatal issues of battle reached the consummation of earthly glory
by their death. Last and noblest office of possible human fidelity to
brave men, attesting their sincerity, vindicating their honor and
sealing their integrity. They won their title to an immortality of love
Our unknown heroes 1861-1865.
" True to the soil
that gave them birth and reared them men, true to the traditions of
their Revolutionary ancestors of high renown and hallowed worth. Alike
by instinct and by principle cherishing the sentiments of home and
country and the allegiance there. Unto due as one and inseparable these
heroes, ours in the unity of blood, ours in the unity of patriotism,
struggled for the rights of states as held by the Fathers of the
Republic, by the sacred trust unto them bequeathed." Words by A. A.
Lipscomb. A round the sides the names of the soldiers engraved in the
Names of the soldiers upon request.
It was tested in a field on the Newton's Bridge Road against a target of upright poles. with both balls rammed home and the chain dangling from the twin muzzles, the piece was fired, but the lack of precise simultaneity caused uneven explosion of the propelling charge, which snapped the chain and gave each ball an erratic and unpredictable trajectory. Lacking a workable firing device, the gun was a failure. It was presented to the City of Athens where for almost a century it has been preserved as an object of curiosity and has performed sturdy service for many years in celebrating political victories.
Source: Historical Commission
The village of Andersonville became the supply center for the prison, all necessary supplies being shipped by rail to that point.
Captain Henry Wirz, keeper of Andersonville Prison, had his office in the village.
Today, the town of Andersonville, across Georgia 49 from the site of famous Andersonville Prison and Andersonville National Cemetery, is attracting a growing number of tourists. Visitors enjoy picnicking and browsing in the town's 5-acre park where there is an old-time farm area complete with log cabin, barn and farm animals, a sugar cane mill and syrup kettle. There are also pathways through native trees and shrubbery, a bubbling brook, and a foot-bridge.
The tiny town of Andersonville also boasts a Welcome Center and Museum housed in a quaint 19th Century railroad station.
Andersonville's beautiful little log church, Pennington St. James, an architectural gem designed by Cramm and Ferguson, architects who designed the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, is open to the publice daily. Built in 1927 of cypress logs and native fieldstone by Dr. James Bolan Lawrence, beloved Georgia Episcopal minister, the church today in a monument to the memory of Dr. Lawrence."
The information above was copied from and Andersonville brochure.
" When time shall have softened passion
and prejudice, when reason shall, have stripped the mash of
misrepresentation, then justice, holding evenly he scales, will require
much of past censure and praise to change places. " Jefferson Davis,
"Its hard on our men held in Southern prisons not to exchange them, but
it is humanity to those left in the ranks to fight our battles, at this
particular time to release all rebel prisoners north, would insure
Sherman’s defeat and would compromise our safety here." Ulysses S.
Grant, August 18, 1964.
Discharging his duty with much humanity as the harsh circumstances of
the times and the policy of the foe permitted Captain Wirz became at
last the victim of a misdirected popular glamor. He was arrested in
time of peace while under the protection of a parole. Tried by a
military commission of a service to which he did not belong and
condemned to ignominious death on charges of excessive cruelty to
federal prisoners. He indignantly spurned a pardon proffered on
condition that he would incriminate President Davis and thus exonerate
himself from charges of which both were innocent.This monument was unveiled 12 May 1909.