This Monument is located on the Court House Square and was erected by the Fannie Gordon Chapter #1143 United Daughters of the Confederacy, April 1910. It reads,

“No nation rose so pure and white none ever fell so spotless.
To our Confederate soldiers
The principles for which they fought can never die."
Confederate Dead.
To those who fought and died. This stone is erected to the fresh memory the noble deeds of these devoted sons.

“No braver soldier, no truer patriots ever adorned the history of any nation, they have won their title to an immortality of love and reverence. Nor shall your glory be forgotten while fame her record keeps.”

The Fannie Gordon Chapter #1143 of the U.D.C. is no longer active.




Located on the median in front of the Putnam County Court House, the monument, a soldier on a tall pedestal.


"A tribute of love from Dixie Chapter #210 Daughters of the Confederacy in honor of the men of Putnam County, who served in the Army of the Confederate States of America; Those who fought and live, and those who fought and died."


"When marble wears away and monuments are dust, the songs that guard our soldier's clay will still fulfil their trust."

To the women of the Southern Confederacy whose loving administration nursed the wounded to health, and soothed the last hours of the dying, whose unselfish labors supplied the wants of their defenders in the field. Whose unwavering faith in our cause showed ever a guiding star, through the perils and disasters of war, whose sublime fortitude sustained them under every privation and suffering whose floral offerings are yearly laid upon the graves of those whom they still honor and love, and whose patriotism will teach their children to emulate the deeds of their Confederate sires by who with a modesty excelled only by their worth have ever discouraged this tribute to their noble virtues.

By: R. T. Davis Camp No. 759 UCV

The Dixie Chapter #210 of the U.D.C. is no longer active.




The Monument in Sutton Square is across the street and to the left side of the courthouse. There is a great deal of representation in this park. The Confederate Soldier represents The War Between the States. There is a Bronze Tablet recognizing this area as the site of the first Elbert Courthouse, 1795 placed by the DAR. There is a fountain that reminds us of the bicentennial 1776-1976. It is inscribed all the way around and of course everything is in polished granite. Elberton has never been challenged and claims to be the granite capitol of the world. On the right side of this lovely courthouse there is a statue of a World War 2 soldier. I was told the Confederate monument had been dismantled. Then I heard that it had been restored. As the saying goes see for yourself. It’s a shame they don’t all look this good. There is a soldier on top with his musket and a cartridge box on his belt, and a canteen. I believe the base of the monument to be that of the original monument. Below the soldier on the front there are 6 mini balls, stacked. The years 1861-1865. Then there is a battle flag, which has a ragged edge, though it still looks proud on a long flagstaff. Below the flag reads:

“Elbert County to her Confederate Dead.”

To the soldier's left in place of the mini balls there are crossed sabres and below that is inscribed:

“Let the stranger who in future times reads this inscription, recognize that these were men who power could not corrupt, whom death could not terrify whom defeat could not dishonor. Let the Georgian of another generation, remember that the state taught them how to live and how to die and that from her broken fortunes she has preserved for her children the priceless treasures of their memories.”

Below in the far left, is a corner stone laid by the Grand Lodge of Georgia FA&M July 16, 1898. John H. Jones AGM. On the back of the monument there are 6 mini balls in the same area as in the front. It reads:

“ This monument perpetuates the memory of those who, true to the instincts of their birth, faithful to the teachings of their fathers. Constant in their love for the South died in the performance of their duty.”

On the right there are two crossed cannons, and it reads:

“These men have Glorified a fallen cause by the simple manhood of their lives, the patient endurance of suffering and the heroism of death and who in the dark hours of imprisonment in the hopelessness of the hospitals found support and consolation in the belief that at home they would not be forgotten." “With true Southern devotion, Mrs. R. M. Heard and her co-laborers have erected this monument".


He was Elberton’s first Confederate monument growing out of Elberton’s first granite finishing plant. The monument was to be erected on the Public Square, sponsored by the ladies of the Confederate Memorial Association. This was an exciting moment but little did those fine ladies know what their efforts would lead to. The monument itself led the Granite Industry that grew from this meager beginning. The tiny plant, built in 1898 would grow into Elberton’s multi-million dollar memorial industry. Thus the lesson of the first statue has never been forgotten. On July 15, 1898, a Friday morning, the sun rose above the busy streets of Elberton. In appearance the streets were busy with carriages, buggies, wagons, and carts of every description. The streets were amass with horseback riders, muleback riders, and pedestrians pouring in from everywhere. They came to witness the unveiling of the monument erected to the memory of the noble dead. As the band played the veil fell from the statue and the granite soldier stood proudly facing the immense crowd. He was almost immediately dubbed “Dutchy” . There were hundreds of Confederate veterans still living and they declared that the Confederate army never had anything that looked like him or the uniform he wore. He never won a warm spot in the hearts of Elbertonians. The base for the monument is of fine workmanship, a work of art. It is 22 feet high and the statue is seven feet tall made of Elbert County granite. It is a credit to the ladies of the Memorial Association. The distaste for “Dutchy" grew and on August 14,1900 the people awoke to find that the granite soldier had taken a tumble and was lying on the ground in broken pieces. It is not known to this day who pulled the figure down. He laid in state just where he fell, and throngs of people went to view the soldier for the last time. He was buried at the foot of the monument. If "Dutchy" could see the vast size of the business in which he was the beginning he could proudly face the world as he did when unveiled. And the story goes on. "Dutchy" was exhumed and restored. He is now housed in the Elberton Granite Museum and Exhibit. Some say "Dutchy" is today the talk of the town. He’ll forever be remembered. Today’s townsmen lovingly refer to him as "Old Dutchy".

The Jefferson Davis Chapter #310 of the U. D. C. is no longer active.




In the green vista in front of the Courthouse stands the monument. There is a Confederate soldier on top standing erect clutching his musket. It appears that there is one cannon ball missing near the top of the pedestal because fixed on four sides there are only three balls. Embossed on all four sides are the letters C.S.A. On the long section is a battle flag beneath the dates 1861-1865. Engraved on the monument from the front is:

“Sons of the choicest strain of American blood scions of revolutionary stock. Citizens of the purest section of this union they lived true to every honorable tradition that illuminates the pages of our history and at the call of duty laid down their lives a noble sacrifice on the altar of their country.”

“Yea and when thrones shall crumble down and human pride and grandeur fall perishing glories all the pure devotion of thy valiant heart shall live in heaven it is a part. Tell it as you may, it never can be told the story of the men who wore the gray.”

“In memory of the boys in gray erected 1910 under the auspices of the Sarah E. Hornady Chapter # 884 U. D.C."

The Sarah E. Hornady Chapter #884 of the U.D.C. is no longer active.




The Western and Atlantic Railroad bridge was completed in 1840’s over the Etowah River. It had been burned six times by the end of the War, and destroyed a day after being rebuilt in May 1864 by the retreating Confederate forces as Sherman’s forces advanced to the Allatoona Mountains.

The bridge was a major target of Andrew’s Raiders, during the Great Locomotive Chase. As Sherman left Cartersville on November 12, 1864 on his "March to the Sea" his troops burned the bridge to prevent being used after they left. After the war the bridge was rebuilt and used until the railroad bed was moved and a trestle was built west of the old bridge. These stone pillars are all that remains of the old bridge.




Fairburn, county seat of old Campbell County before consolidation with Fulton County. A decorative shaft enclosed by a white wrought iron fence approximately 3 feet high.

“In memory of our Confederate soldiers.”

1861- 1865.

Erected by The Campbell County United Daughters of the Confederacy January 1, l930.

Campbell County by the Railroad Station. Is the bronze plaque.

“Here is where the first Confederate Flag was unfurled In the State of Georgia.”

After the Confederate Congress adopted the stars and bars March 4, 1861. The ladies of Alabama had the West Point train stopped in Grantville. Ga. So they could buy the material for a flag. This they made and unfurled first at Fairburn, GA. Erected by the Georgia Division UDC June 3 1937.

The original marker, being beyound repair has been replaced by a joint effort of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camps 1289 and 1361 and United Daughters of the Confederacy, 24 July, 1994

The Campbell County Chapter of the U. D. C. is no longer active.




This soldier cast in bronze, his musket over his shoulder and bayonet on his left side is ready To step off into battle. On the front a bronze tablet reads;

“To the Georgia Volunteers.
Quitman Guards Co. K. 1st. Regt.,
Confederate Volunteers Co. a 14th Regt.
Monroe Crowders Co.D 31st Regt.,
Monroe Volunteers Co. H. 32nd Regt.
Rutland Volunteers Co B 46th Regt.
Mc Cowen Co. D.45thRegt.
Quitman Guards Co K 53rd. Regt.

Erected by The Ladies Memorial Association and the Cabiness Chapter # 415 United Daughters of The Confederacy.





Wayside home, after the battle of Olustee North Florida casualties were brought up the Chattahoochee River to Fort Gaines where all available churches, stores and other buildings became temporary hospitals. Most outstanding of these was "Wayside Home" in the old Masonic building. On the site of the present one. Unknown soldiers, nine unknown Confederate soldiers who died in temporary hospitals here are buried in New Park cemetery.

These graves are decorated each Memorial Day. Federal prisoners- a number prisoners, overflow from the prison at Andersonville, were brought to Fort Gaines and kept under guard in the yard of the old county courthouse.

Old Cotton Hill Seminary

Here stood the cotton hill male and female Seminary incorporated by Act of the Legislature March 6, 1856, but in existence before that time. Professor Norman Flavius Cooledge, uncle of President Calvin Coolidge, who had come to Georgia for the climate became President of the Seminary in 1854 and remained there until 1862 when 103 of the men students joined the Army of the Confederacy. The discouraged Coolidge dropped teaching to go into business and the glory of the school once one of the South’s leading educational institutions vanished.


This village is made up of buildings and artifacts

By the citizens who wish to preserve the past…

Stealing or vandalizing would prevent your future friends from enjoying that, which cannot be replaced. Let no one regret that you were here… Thank you

In the Confederacy, Confederate Fort to protect Fort Gaines, and Confederate Gun boats, the Confederate Army Engineers in 1863 laid out a fort here, commanding a full view of the river for two miles below. A large magazine of lumber, sand then built about 60 feet from the bluff running with trenches north and south to the cannons. Breast works were thrown up on the bluff. Below on the riverbank, were a magazine and

a cannon of the three cannons one remains at the site. John Seales, Dr. J. Mandeville, Dr. Gaston, Capt. John B. Johnson a resent graduate of West Point, were among the officers in charge. As southwest was not invaded, the fort was never used.




This monument is located on Ft. Gordon at cemetery #30.

It reads:

" Erected to the memory of our boys in gray by the Linwood Sunday School June 1866."

The names on the monument are:
C.E. Sellers, J. T. Bruckner, George Buckner, W. J. Porter, C. H. Palmer, A. B. Palmer,   H. Rooks, F. H. Hoffman, John Wiley, James Wiley, J. Wrens , J. Blackstone, J. Whitaker, S. A. Avere, L. Phillips, D. Dye, B. Hatcher, E. Newsome, J. Livingston, J. Carroll, G. Carroll, B. Fitzgerald.
There were more names but they were not legible nor can I say for sure the ones listed here are exactly correct.

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