Sons of Macon County Confederate Army Memorial
Figure and column: North Carolina marble; Base: North Carolina marble.
Figure and column: approx. 20 ft. x 40 in. x 40 in.; Base: approx. 2 ft. x 50 in. x 50 in.
(Front of column:) ERECTED 1909/CO. H./16TH REGIMENT, N.C.T./INFANTRY (Left side of column:) CO. B./39TH REGIMENT, N.C.T./INFANTRY (Rear of column:) CO. D./62ND REGIMENT, N.C.T/INFANTRY (Right side of column:) CO. I./39TH REGIMENT, N.C.T./INFANTRY (Front of base:) IN MEMORY OF/THE SONS OF MACON COUNTY/WHO SERVED IN THE/CONFEDERATE ARMY/DURING THE/WAR PERIOD/1861-1865 (Left side of base:) CO. C./65TH REGIMENT, N.C.T./6TH CAVALRY (Rear of base:) CO. K./9TH REGIMENT, N.C.T./1ST CAVALRY (Right side of base:) CO. E./65TH REGIMENT, N.C.T./6TH CAVALRY unsigned Description:
Standing full-length figure of a uniformed Confederate soldier. He is holding the barrel of a musket with both hands, in front of him, with the butt of the musket on the plinth. The soldier stands on a tall column which sits upon a tiered base. On top of each corner of the base is a 9 inch sphere. Base of monument is fenced. Subject:
History -- United States -- Civil War Occupation -- Military -- Soldier Dress -- Uniform -- Military Uniform Object -- Weapon -- Gun Figure male -- Full length Object Type:
Outdoor Sculpture -- North Carolina -- Franklin Sculpture Owner:
Administered by Franklin Garden Club, Franklin, North Carolina Located Rankin Square, US 64 Business & Iotla Street, across from Macon County Courthoue, Franklin, North Carolina Remarks:
Information on the monument is on file with the Macon County Historical Society, Franklin (NC). Condition:
Surveyed 1994 April. Treatment needed. References:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, North Carolina survey, 1994. Illustration:
Image on file. Note:
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