Confederate Memorial Day historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Confederate Memorial Day historical marker
Creator:
Jackson, Edwin L.
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Muscogee County
Confederate Memorial Day
Location:
United States, Georgia, Muscogee County, Columbus, 32.46098, -84.98771
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Intersection of 2nd Ave. and 11th in Columbus
Text of marker: "CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY. The first Confederate Memorial Day service in Columbus was held on this site (St. Luke Methodist Church) on April 26, 1866. The program was under the auspices of the Ladies' Memorial Association, which was organized in the early Spring of 1866 for the purpose of holding a Memorial service each year honoring the Confederate dead. April 26, anniversary of the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston, was selected as a suitable date for Memorial Day. The Secretary of the Ladies' Memorial Association of Columbus wrote to the Southern press proposing that the entire South join in the custom of the annual Confederate Memorial Day and suggesting April 26 as the date. The custom was inaugurated throughout the South and the date suggested was adopted. Since then, Confederate Memorial Services have been held in Columbus annually on that date. 106-15 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_confederate-memorial-day1
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_confederate-memorial-day1
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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