This monument was erected on the Blue Star Memorial By-way. It is located on Main Street next to the Police Station. The Tennille Garden Club was responsible for its inception. It is inscribed with the letters " C. S. A." Then a battle flag. Then an inscription: "In honor of our Confederate soldiers" A small cannon on either side flanks the monument. The date 1861-65 is under each cannon. It is inscribed: "Erected 1917 by James D. Franklin Chapter # 28 United Daughters of the Confederacy"
This chapter of the U.D.C. is no longer active.




Glenwood Cemetery

Confederate Dead

Here rest 54 Confederate soldiers, all died in the Confederate hospitals located in Thomaston. These men came from seven of the Confederate States. Only six are in "unknown" graves. The hospitals located here were the Newsom, Frank Ramsey and several temporary hospitals. The remains of these men were moved to this spot several years ago from their first resting place. They rest in peace in Glenwood Cemetery on East Lee St.

The Iron Cross

In November, 1960 the Georgia Civil War Centennial Commission invited all counties in the state to participate in activities commemorating the War Between the States. The governing bodies of Moultrie and Colquitt County accepted the invitation and organized a committee to suggest and execute projects in keeping with true commemoration. One project adopted was that of placing Iron Crosses on the graves of all Confederate Veterans. Funds for the procurement of the Crosses was granted by the City and County equally.

In order to locate these graves, members of the U.D.C. Chapter made a survey of Westview Cemetery, (Moultrie). At the same time 200 other Colquitt County citizens canvassed 44 rural cemeteries. They secured information from gravestones of all men born prior to 1851. This was submitted to the Chairman of the Committee for marking Confederate Graves, who by using pension records, county histories, etc. was able to establish the Confederate Service Records of 175 men. Certification was also given for 20 others known to have served, but whose military records could not be located. (Since 1961, several of these missing records have been found.) In the "Roster of Confederate Soldiers", the notation "Iron Cross" indicates that one was placed on the grave of the veteran listed.

The Cross is Maltese (formed), 12 inches across, mounted on an 18-inch stake. It is made of iron, generally painted black, bearing on one side a garlanded Confederate flag and the letters C. S. A. on the other side the inscription Deo Vindice, 1861 – 1865. Deo Vindice "With God as my Avenger" It is placed at the foot of the grave of a Confederate Veteran.

Cannon Ball

Thomaston has the most unique artifact from the War Between the States. It is the first cannon ball fired at the outbreak of the war at Fort Sumter. As shown in the picture the cannon ball rests on top of the marble base. Below this on the marble is engraved the great Seal of the Confederacy and below that it reads: "First cannon ball fired at the outbreak of the War Between the States. At Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861. Presented to U. D. C. by Mrs. Sallie White to whom it was given in 1861 by P. W. Alexander leading Confederate correspondent, who was present when the ball was fired, and knew it to be the first." The first marker supporting this ball and stating these facts was erected on this square in 1919.
Unveiled 23 July 1953.

General John B. Gordon

This small monument is on the Courthouse lawn to the left of the Confederate soldier. It is dedicated to General John B. Gordon, a soldier of the Confederate States and a Christian gentleman. General John B. Gordon was born in Upson County, February 6, 1832 and died January 9, 1904. On the back it reads: "Erected by UDC 1938". On top of this monument there is a sundial.
Unveiled 29 September 1938.

Confederate Soldier

This soldier stands on a tall shaft, on his left there are crossed saber’s beneath 1865. Below the soldier on the front reads CSA and a Confederate battle flag with one strip ripe and the staff is broken. Below that is 1861 in memory of the Confederate soldiers of Upson County. "Our Soldiers" right there is a flag pole with a an American flag that is tattered and torn there are two crossed muskets below that it was unveiled 2 May 1908. On the back of the monument CSA crossed flags 1861

"Lest we for get".




Located on Jackson Street in Laurel Hill Cemetery a figure of a lady known as "Judgement".

She wears draped garments flowing, holding a trumpet in her right hand, a scroll in her left hand.
Placed on a rugged three tiered pedestal in the center of Soldiers Circle.
The monument was donated to Thomasville Chapter by the Ladies Memorial Association of Savannah.
Judgement was originally on the top of the Savannah Confederate Monument.
The Savannah ladies upon viewing the monumnet considered Judgement inappropriate for honoring our Confederate soldiers.

Located on the lawn on Court House Square, in the center of town, is a draped obelisk, "In memory of our confederate soldiers of Thomas County Georgia, who died during the war 1861-1865 Erected by Ladies Association 1879."

Inscription on the monument reads,

"The bivouac of the dead".

Embossed on the side, upper level, the Georgia Seal. Below is an array of muskets, Bayonets and cannon balls. Beneath that is the Great Seal of the Confederacy.
Unveiled 10 June 1879.




This handsome memorial monument is located at the old Railroad Station. The building is the original and it is now used as the McDuffie County Chamber of Commerce. The lady on the monument holds dear to her the furled flag. On the front it reads:

"In memory of the women of the sixties and the Confederate Soldiers."
"Erected by the Veterans, the U.D.C. and the Woman's Club of Thomson"

The names of the soldiers are listed around the wall of the monument . These names will be provided upon request.
This chapter of the U.D.C. is no longer active.

Thomson Obelisk

This obelisk is located on the sidewalk on the Courthouse Square. On the front are crossed sabres, below this is inscribed

"Women’s Tribute April 26, 1896."

"Confederate Dead."

This chapter of the U.D.C.is no longer active.




We found the monument in Fulwood Park, a beautiful park located on the corner of Twelfth Street and Tift Avenue. On the front is a wreath with a circle surrounding it. Inside the wreath is embossed lettering

“Lest We Forget.”

To the left side of the monument it is engraved and erected by the Charlotte Carson Chapter #1140 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. On the back it reads:

“Unveiled April 26, 1910 Tifton, Ga.”
The right side reads “ Dedicated to our living and dead Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865.”

The soldier at the top seems to be relaxed and at rest.




This monument on Tugalo and Sage Streets sits on the back of the courthouse. It is an Obelisk with a battle flag on the upper part of the monument. Below that it reads:

"To the memory of our Confederate Dead".


"Erected by the Toccoa Chapter Daughters of the Confederacy 1922".

On the back it reads:

"Sing it as you will, it never can be sung, Tell it as you may, it never can be told, all the glory of the story of the men who wore the gray".

The Historical marker reads:

"This County, created by act of the Legislature August 18, 1905, is named for Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Vice President of the Confederacy."




Tunnel Hill was first known as Tunnelville and named for the Western and Atlantic Railroad tunnel dug here between 1848 and 1850. Chetoogetta Mountain was the most difficult of all, to connect Atlanta and Chattanooga. As unimpressive as it may seem today, this 1,477 foot tunnel was an engineering marvel in its time. The plaque in the center reads: "The excavation of the west end begun July 15, 1848 and the first opening in effect October 31, 1848. The first train of cars passed through on May 9, 1850. The length of excavation on this end 575 feet and of the tunnel 1,477 feet." The tunnel was a major target of James Andrews in The Great Locomotive Chase.



The Clisby Austin home is a prime example of an Anti-Bellum style house. During the War Between the States the house was converted into a hospital to care for the wounded soldiers. General John Bell Hood had been wounded and was one of the most renowned patients. His leg had to be amputated; it’s said that he is buried in the cemetery there. The home also served as headquarters for William T. Sherman, during the battle of Dalton. Today the home has been restored and there is a re-enactment there every year on the grounds.

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