The sculpture was put in place by the Francis S. Bartow Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy to honor of all Confederate veterans and the Confederates that died.
One of the nation's most well known wars was the Civil War; fought between 1861-1865. The Civil War was a profound turning point for the United States of America. The War was a result of many differences primarily in regards to slavery and states rights between the North and the South when the US Constitution was ratified in 1789.
The Civil War was fought between the North also known as the Union, and the South known as the Confederacy. The North ultimately defeated the South during the Civil War. Two ending results of the war that would forever change America was the abolishing of slavery, and the United States would become one indivisible nation rather than a body of independent states.
Although the Civil War took place over a 150 years ago, the history and remanents of the Confederacy can still be seen at many various landmarks. Museums, actual battlefields during the Civil War, monuments and statues can be visited in many of the southern states. Many people visit these sites to remember and admire our nation's history. While there is conflict in regards to whether any Confederate statues should still stand in public areas, and several have been removed recently, there are monuments and statues that continue to still stand to this day. One of many statues that is still standing as a memorial is the Waycross Confederate Statue.
The Waycross Confederate Statue stands in Phoenix Park in Waycross, Georgia. The statue was erected in 1910 by the Francis S. Bartow Chapter of the Daughter's of the Confederacy, as a memorial to the Confederate soldiers who fought during the Civil War. The statue has four sides engraved with qoutes on each side, and a Confederate soldier at the top of the memorial. It stands as a tribute to all of the Confederate soldiers who fought for the Confederacy and for the South during the Civil War; a war that would forever change the future of America in countless ways.