Wednesday, August 24, 2011

GA Division Restores Polk Monument

Heritage organization restoring Georgia's Confederate monuments
By Janel Davis

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans has been restoring Confederate monuments around the state, including the Lt. General Leonidas Polk Monument at Pine Mountain near Kennesaw.

The Polk Monument consists of a marble shaft marking the spot Leonidas was killed in 1864 by forces under Union General William Sherman’s command. The monument was erected in 1902.

Over time, the monument had suffered from pollution and vandalism. Funds from the sales of Sons of Confederate Veterans specialty auto tag licenses paid for the restoration projects.