Above this are the letters "C S A"
encircled with a wreath. On the back is the Confederate
Seal. Below that it reads:
To the soldier's right are crossed muskets
and it reads their mausoleum is our heart, their fame hath deathless bloom;
time is their watchful centinal, and glory
guards their tomb.
To the right of the Angel it reads:
On the back it reads:
On the right side of the monument:
This granite boulder is to the “Home of the Brave”, the women of Griffin
and Spalding county who gave their services during the War Between the
States from ’61 to ’65. The James S. Boynton Chapter United Daughters of
the Confederacy #222 have placed this boulder. It reads:
"Fate denied them victory, but crowned them with glorious immortality."
There are crossed flags. The marble is mildewed and it’s hard to tell what the flags represent. I can only presume they are Confederate Flags. There are three rifles, and maybe a canteen.
Poet and Confederate Hero
Author of the Great Poem
All Quiet Along the Potomac
ALL QUIET ALONG THE POTOMAC TO-NIGHT
"All quiet along the Potomac," they say,
"Except now and then a stray picket
Is shot, as he walks on his beat, to and fro,
By a rifleman hid in the thicket.
'T is nothing - a private or two, now and then,
Will not count in the news of the battle;
Not an officer lost - only one of the men,
Moaning out, all alone, the death-rattle."
All quiet along the Potomac to-night,
Where the soldiers lie peacefully dreaming.
GEORGIA C. S. A.
TO OUR CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS
The O. C. Horne Chapter #282 of the UDC is no longer active.This monument was unveiled 31 July 1908
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY
Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, 1861.
The vista here shows him in front of the Liberty County Court House. The monument reads, "Erected 1915 by the Liberty County Chapter #480 United Daughters of the Confederacy."
The Liberty Independent, Troop D 5th Ga. Cavalry
Liberty Volunteers, Co. H. 25th Regiment Infantry.
Altamaha Scouts Co. F. 25th Regiment Volunteer Inf.
In memory of the Confederate soldiers of Liberty County, the record of those sublime self-sacrifice and undying devotion to duty in the service of their country is the proud heritage of a loyal posterity.
Our Confederate Dead
On the night of May 9th, after a difficult journey via Sandersville, Dublin and Abbeville, he camped at this site, unaware that pursuit was close behind. At dawn, his camp was surrounded by Union cavalry and the revered leader of the Lost Cause was taken to Fortress Monroe, Virginia, where, until May 13, 1867, he was held as a "State prisoner," his hope for a new nation, in which each state would exercise without interference its cherished "Constitutional rights." forever dead."
Late on May 8th, the night before his arrival at this site. Mr. Davis and his party had camped in Abbeville (26 miles NE), unaware that pursuit was close behind. Their pursuers, the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry, Lt. Col. Henry Harnden, had learned in Dublin of their passage and, after many hours of trailing through swamps and over boggy roads, reached Abbeville shortly after Mr. Davis' departure. Stopping only to feed and water. Harnden's men were resuming the pursuit when the 4th Michigan Cavalry, Lt. Col. B. D. Pritchard, arrived and learned Mr. Davis' probable route.
Pritchard was bound down-river to intercept other Confederate officials. After Harnden had departed, he rode on some 12 miles; then, abandoning his own mission, he made a forced march and after finding the Davis camp late that night by posing in Irwinville as the escort, he surrounded it quietly and waited for dawn.
Harnden had camped a few miles away. Unaware of Pritchard's presence, he moved up just before dawn to surround the camp. His advance was fired upon and, in the fight that followed, two Michigan soldiers were killed before a prisoner taken by Harnden's men revealed the idenity of the "enemy."
During this unfortunate collision, Pritchard closed in and seized Mr. Davis and his party, thereafter claiming for the 4th Michigan the fruits of the 1st Wisconsin's labors.
The Jefferson Davis monument was unveiled 3 June 1936.