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The Spirit of the American Doughboy

   
The Spirit of the American Doughboyzoom
Morgan County Courthouse
Madison
GA
USA
30650
May 4, 1930
E. M. Viquesney

(Center of base:) ERECTED BY/HENRY WALTON CHAPTER/DAUGHTERS OF/THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION/IN MEMORY OF/THE BOYS FROM/MORGAN COUNTY, GEORGIA/WHO FOUGHT IN THE WORLD WAR/APRIL 6, 1917-NOV. 11, 1918 unsigned

 
Single figure -- soldier
Concrete
Stone (any)
Marble
47260014
Figure of a soldier in a walking position. His proper right arm is upraised and holds a grenade. His proper left arm holds a rifle, with bayonet attached. He is dressed in uniform, with helmet, cartridge belt, gas mask, canteen, back pack and extra grenades. He is wearing leg wrappings and boots. The sculpture stands on a marble plinth, which in turn rests on a rough stone and concrete base that tapers upward.
The sculpture was moved from the center of the street to directly in front of the courthouse. SOS! survey report listed sculpture media as marble. Earlier report from T. Perry Wesley listed sculpture media as bronze. The Henry Walton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution unveiled the sculpture in memory of World War I veterans from Morgan County. IAS files contain a copy of an uidentified newspaper article dated May 2, 1930 discussing the dedication planned for May 4, 1930; and photocopies of two photos taken of the statue at the dedication.
Administered by City of Madison, Parks & Recreation Department, 1253 College Drive, Madison, Georgia 30650 Located Morgan County Courthouse, Front lawn, corner of Hancock & East Jefferson Streets, Madison, Georgia

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