Confederate Monument - Augusta

Augusta
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Confederate Monument - Augusta

Confederate Monument - Augusta

Between 7th & 8th at Broad St.
Augusta, GA 30901

800-726-0243

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Standing in a park in the middle of the 700 block of Broad Street in downtown Augusta, the Confederate Monument soars 76 feet tall. It has a granite base topped by a shaft of pure Italian marble. The monument was commissioned by the Ladies Memorial Association of Augusta in 1875 at the cost of $17,331.35, a princely sum at that time.

Around the base of the monument are the life-size statues of four Southern generals in the War Between the States: Thomas R. R. Cobb, Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and William Henry Talbot. A Confederate private is depicted at the top of the shaft. The model for this statue was Private Berry Benson of Augusta. An inscription at the base reads, "In honor of the men of Richmond County who died in the cause of the Confederate States." A crowd of 10,000 people turned out for the dedication of the monument on Oct. 32, 1878.

  • Info & Amenities
  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day

    Monday: All Day

    Tuesday: All Day

    Wednesday: All Day

    Thursday: All Day

    Friday: All Day

    Saturday: All Day

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Free Admission , Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    20

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

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