Robert Edward Lee

Our gallant Commanding General of the Confederate States of America. His ideals and leadership helped shape democracy in the United States.
Robert E. Lee was born at Stratford Hall Plantation on January 19, 1807. He was the son of "Light Horse Harry" and Ann Carter Lee. As sometimes in distinguised families one member will fall heir to the best qualities of previous generations. So it was with Robert E. Lee. He inherited a handsome countenance from his father and a rare physical strength and endurance. His father's difficulties with money seemed to produce positive responses in Robert, who was meticulous and prudent in all matters. His gentleness he inherited from his mother.
Lee was opposed to secession but could take no part in the invasion of the south. He left Arlington and shared the misery of war with the South.
This equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee astride his famous horse Traveler is located in J. F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. It was moved, February 1, 2000 from the Henry Ford Plantation, where it was the focal point as you entered the gates to the plantation. The statue is not the only thing moved on or off the plantation. When Henry Ford bought the Hermitage manor house he had it disassembled and moved to Richmond Hill where it now stands on private property.
I’m delighted that they moved the statue so the public can enjoy it as I have. When I took my photos I couldn’t disclose the location due to the privacy of the owner.
So much has already been written about Robert E. Lee that I’d only duplicate the many fine words. I think we all would do well to remember him for the gentleman he was.
When the war was over, Lee set an example to all, in his refusal to express bitterness. He said, “Abandon your animosities and make your sons Americans." His application to regain his citizenship was not acted upon until 1975. He worked endlessly for a strong peace. He accepted the presidency of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia, and there he strove to equip the students with the character and knowledge that he knew would be necessary to restore the South. He died at his home in Lexington of a heart problem on Oct. 12, 1870. After his death Washington College became Washington and Lee University.




This monument stands in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Rome. A soldier over looks the city of Rome and the Chattahoochee National Forest with a view of the river from his place at the top of the hill. The soldier has his musket in hand. Below the soldier is the Confederate Seal. Inscribed on the monument:

"Erected by the women of Rome to the memory of the soldiers of Floyd County, Ga. who died in defense of the Confederate States of America."

To the left of the soldier it reads:

"This monument is the testimony of the present to the future that these were they who kept the faith as it was given to them by their fathers. Be it known by this token that these men were true to the tradition of their lineage. Bold, generous and free, firm in conviction of the right. Ready at their country’s call. Steadfast in their duty, faithful ever in despair; and illustrated in the unflinching heroism of their deaths the free born courage of their lives."

On the back there is a laurel wreath with CSA encircled. It is inscribed:

"They crossed the river and sleep beneath the shade."

To the right of the soldier it reads:

"How well they served their faith. Their people know; a thousand battlefields attest; dungeon and hospital bear witness to their sons they left but honor and the country. Let this stone forever warm those who keep their valleys that only their sires are dead the principles for which they fought can never die."

General Nathan Bedford Forrest

This is the N.B.Forrest monument located in Myrtle Hill Cemetery on Broad and Myrtle Streets. There is a Confederate General standing on top of the monument with his hat in his hand. Below him it reads: "CSA" and below this are stars. Under the stars is a Confederate flag and the date "1861" is embossed. Next it reads:
"Erected by the N.B. Forrest Chapter United Daughters May 3, 1908."
On the bottom is inscribed, "N. B. Forrest." To the right of the soldier is the date "1865" in the same area as the 1861

"Forrest capacity for war seemed only to be limited by the opportunities for its display," quoted General Beauregard.
And the other one reads:

“His cavalry will travel a hundred miles in less time than ours will in ten.” General W. T. Sherman.
On the back are crossed sabres and the date "1861". It reads:

“On Sunday, May 3,1863, General Nathan B. Forrest by, his indomitable will, after a running fight of three days and nights, with 410 men, captured Col. A. D. Streight’s Raiders, numbering 1600, thereby saving Rome from destruction."
On the left side of the soldier it reads "CSA" with the date "1865" at the top.

" He possessed that rare tact, unlearnable from books, which enabled him, not only effectively to control, his men, but to attach them to him, personally, “with hooks of Steel.” Wolseley

Monument to the Women
of the Confederacy

This monument is located next to that of N. B. Forrest . It is a monument to the women and is a shaft with a woman nursing the wounds of a soldier on one side, and on the other side, a woman appears to be comforting a child. It reads:

"To the women of the Confederacy. She was obedient to the God she adored and true to every vow she made to man. She was loyal to the country she loved so well and upon its altar laid husband, sire and son. The home she loved to serve was graced with sincerity of life and devotion of heart. She reared the sons of unselfish chivalry and her daughters to spotless purity. Her children delight to give her honor and love to speak her praise."
"Erected March 9,1910".
On the right side the woman appears to be giving the soldier something to drink and under that it reads: “Angel of Mercy”. On the back is inscribed:

"1861 – 1865",
"To the women of the Confederacy whose purity, whose fidelity, whose courage, whose gentle genius in love and in council kept the home secure. The family a school of virtue. The state a court of honor, who made war a season of heroism and of peace, a time of healing." “The guardian of our tranquility and of our strength.” And under the woman and child it reads: “News from the Front.”




In old Mill Park at the intersection of Sloan Street and Hickory Street a brand new monument looks like a shaft. On the front it reads:

"To the men of Roswell and Cobb County who served the Confederate States of America. The Roswell Battalion Local Defense Troops."

Below that it reads:

"Co. E. Cobb’s Legion Cavalry Battalion, RoswellTroopers, and Co. H 7th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Roswell Guards’."

Below this is engraved the Maltese Cross indicating Duty, Honor, Country,

"Roswell Manufacturing Co. Inc. December, 1839 by Roswell King. Cotton mills expanded by Barrington King, Ivey Woolen Mill established 1857 by James and Thomas King suppliers of cloth and yarn to the Confederate Government 1861-1864 seized by Federal Cavalry July 5th, 1864 while Ivey Mills under the flag of France. Mills burned July 6, 1864. The cotton mill rebuilt, operated under various owners until destroyed by fire 1926" and then there is a cotton plant.

On the Sloan street side of the monument it reads:

"Honoring the memory of The Four Hundred Women, Children, and Men Mill Workers of Roswell who were charged with treason and deported by train to the north by invading Federal forces July 10, 1864.

The flower engraved is perhaps a Confederate Rose.
On the back it reads:

"The Roswell Mill Workers Monument. Gift to the City of Roswell by the Roswell Mills Camp No. 1547, Sons of the Confederate Veterans, July 8, 2000."

With the Sons of the Confederate Veterans emblem dated 1898. The description of the emblem is much like the battle flag.

Roswell Mills

Roswell, in north west Georgia was founded in 1839 by Roswell King and soon was surrounded by Roswell Mills Manufacturing Company of cotton and woolen goods. The Mills would come to play an important roll as a leading supplier of "Roswell Grays" for the Confederate uniforms during the War Between the States. Antebellum Roswell was a New England style village that was centered around the mills. When Sherman’s 100,000 man army arrived during the Atlanta Campaign the first week of July 1864 the Confederate troops were greatly outnumbered. Sherman ordered the Roswell Mills burned and the workers and managers deported to Indiana. The Mills were rebuilt on the present site.

Bulloch Hall

Bulloch Hall is located one block west of the Old Square at 180 Bulloch Avenue. It was the childhood home of Martha (Mittie) Bulloch. The house was constructed of hard, heart pine, for James Stephens Bulloch who was one of the town's first settlers in 1842. This is an impressive Greek Revival structure. It has been described as one of the most significant homes in the state. The floor plan is called "4-Square" and features a center entrance hall with an equal number of rooms on each side. There are 11 fireplaces in the home and a kitchen with a beehive oven.
The home has been the setting for many splendid events, chief among them was the wedding of Major Bulloch’s daughter, Mittie, to Theodore Roosevelt, December 22,1853. That union would produce the 25th United States President (Teddy Roosevelt). When visiting the home in 1905 he spoke to a crowd from the bandstand in the Town Square. Her other son Elliott, was the father of Eleanor Roosevelt who married Franklin D.Roosevelt. Two daughters, Anna and Corine, completed the family. James Stephens Bulloch was the grandson of Governor Archibald Bulloch. Major James S. Bulloch, was a naval agent for the Confederacy. During the union occupation the house was used as a Federal barracks. Today Bulloch Hall is owned by the City of Roswell.




The monument is located in the Old City Cemetery. Here in the cemetery is a tall obelisk dedicated to the memory of Confederate soldiers. Inscribed on the monument is: “ Who illustrated Washington County on many battle fields. A hero’s crown is signed forever. There are deeds which should not pass away and names that can never be forgotten” 1862-1865; C. S.A. Sandersville Old City Cemetery. C.1831 has been placed on the National Register of historic places by the U. S. Department of the Interior.
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