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Gutzon Borglum, Sculptor and Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial-- Introduction  

Stone Mountain

Memorial & Park

The Mountain

The Relief Sculpture

The History


An Introduction

. . . The South went for several years after the Civil War trying to heal from the wounds of the terrible Civil War.  Forgiving and forgetting was very difficult for the Northerners and Southerners who could remember the War, the dead and the lost causes.  finally United Daughters of the Confederacy, a group of Southern women,  decided that a great memorial should be constructed to "to instruct and instill into the descendents of the people of the South proper respect for and pride in the glorious war history," and "sought to memoiralize both the Confederacy's military heroes and the women involved in the Confederate cause."

. . . Stone Mountain, near Atlanta, Georgia, would be the site of the carved memorial.

. . . The reason for the monument would greatly change as the generations of its building went by.  This Learning Activity is presented to teachers to use with students, and students to use on their own, to learn more about the Southern Viewpoint of the great Civil War, 1861-1865.

. . . To visit Stone Mountain during the summer in the 21st Century, you will be treated to beautiful folk music, souvenir stands, delicious Georgia Fried Chicken, and of course the monument.  In addition, for the past several years, their is a nightly "laser light show" that plays dramatic, patriotic and popular music, to bring Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson nearly to life again.
Have Fun Learning about the Southern History in the Civil War, and Stone Mountain

. . . This activity will include research and fact-finding on the origin of the popular Atlanta, Georgia area memorial and park.  Study of the Confederate viewpoint of the Civil War will broaden your understanding of that terrible part of U.S. History.

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