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Confederate Monument, Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
Title: Confederate Monument, Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
Date: 1900-1914

Postcard image, circa early 1900s, of the Confederate Monument in Augusta, Georgia. Commercial buildings and electric power lines appear in background. Located in the middle of the 700 block of Broad Street, the Confederate Monument was commissioned by the Ladies Memorial Association in 1875 at a cost of $17,331.35. The monument, which stands approximately seventy-six feet tall, is made of granite and pure Italian marble. The base of the monument features four statues of notable Civil War generals Thomas R. R. Cobb, Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and William Henry Talbot. An inscription on the monument reads, "In honor of the men of Richmond County who died in the cause of the Confederate States." The Confederate Soldiers' Monument was dedicated on October 31, 1878 before a crowd of ten thousand.

Original postcard scanned and described by the Digital Library of Georgia as a part of Georgia HomePLACE: an initiative of the Georgia Public Library Service and GALILEO.

Subjects: Confederate Monument (Augusta, Ga.) | Soldiers' monuments--Southern States | Broad Street (Augusta, Ga.) | Memorialization--Georgia--Augusta | Picture postcards | Augusta (Ga.) | Richmond County (Ga.)
Contributors: Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System (Augusta, Ga.) | Digital Library of Georgia | Picturing Augusta Collection (Digital Library of Georgia)
Online publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia, 2005.
Original material: 1 postcard : col. ill.
Confederate monument, Broad Street, Augusta, Ga. New York : Souvenir Post Card Co., [between 1900 and 1914]
Picturing Augusta: historic postcards from the collection of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System.
Rights: Cite as: [title of postcard], Augusta and Environs Picture Post Cards in Color, East Central Central Georgia Regional Library, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

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