Monument Soldier Today
At the turn of the century, many loyal Confederates and
veterans were still clinging to memories of the Civil War. Three groups; J.P. Bivouac, The
Ladies Memorial Association and The Sons of Veterans were given permission to honor the
Confederacy with a monument for the Courthouse lawn. This is the only Confederate memorial
in our county. The Stones River National Battlefield was only to commemorate the union
participation. By the 1920s, automobiles became a fixture on the Square along with
buggies and wagons. It became apparent that the road around the Square had to be widened
and paved. This put an end to horse drawn vehicle.
The monument was moved to the Northeast corner of the Square. The infantryman
symbolically was placed there to repel a northern invasion.