Georgia State Memorial
The Georgia State Memorial is located on the south loop of Confederate Avenue at milepost 14.0 of the park tour road, immediately south of Fort Garrott. The monument was erected at a cost of $7500 and dedicated on October 25, 1962. The memorial is identical to Georgia Memorials at Gettysburg, PA, Antietam, MD and Kennesaw Mountain, GA. The monument is constructed of gray granite and stands approximately 18' high. It exhibits the State Seal and bears the inscription: "We sleep here in obedience to law; When duty called, we came, When country called, we died."
Did You Know?
Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.