On top of the granite rectangular block there is a very young soldier holding his musket. He has his bayonet attached to his belt on his left side. On the front of this massive granite block the entire area is inscribed with soldiers names. On the lower base below the soldiers' names it reads.

Our Confederate Veterans 1861-1865".
"These men suffered all, and sacrificed all, dared all and died.

M.S. Weaver Commander of United Confederate Veterans of Oglethorpe County. On the soldier's left, are Oglethorpe's Rifles. On the soldier's right it reads: "Oglethorpe Rifles continued." The statue was unveiled on Memorial Day, April 26, l916. It is inscribed with 768 names. This granite block has the largest inscription of any Confederate Monument in Georgia. I inquired in the Courthouse for a list of the names and was directed to a Garden shop across the street and from there to the library which was closed. Therefore, I do not at this writing have a list. Im still working on it.




This granite marker is located on Metasville Rd. and Washington Street in the median in the center of town. The crossed flags are the first national on the right and the stainless banner is on the left. The years 61-65 are crossing the flag staffs. It reads:

"To the Confederate Soldiers of Lincoln County."




Lumpkin County Court House is located on highway 27 and 2nd Street. The monument is on the lawn on the corner of the square. Made of white marble it is a tall shaft with a bearded soldier at the highest point. The soldier appears to be packing his pipe for a smoke. Inscribed on all four sides is "CSA", with 4 stars on the surface beneath the lower section. The dates, "1861-1865" are below the long section with crossed muskets. Around the base of the monument it reads,"In memory of the brave Confederate soldiers of Stewart County. Both those who fought and fell and those who fought and survived. Erected by the Stewart County Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy as a tribute of love and honor 1908."

The Stewart Lanier Chapter #25 of the U. D. C. is no longer active.

Photo by: Carol and David Dyches

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