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  • Monument Name

    Montgomery County Veterans Memorial, Troy

  • Type

    Common Soldier Statue

  • Subjects

    World War I

    Women Monuments

    Spanish-American War, 1898

    Civil War, 1861-1865

  • City

    Troy

  • County

    Montgomery

  • Description

    This statue is of a World War One soldier, dressed in a military waist-length jacket, britches, boots, and a circular helmet. He is standing with his proper right arm raised in the air holding a grenade as if to hurl it and his proper left arm is holding a rifle by his side. The figure is placed atop an inscribed two-tiered base. The statue is marble and the base is granite. Although the figure is of a Word War One soldier the monument is dedicated to those who served in WWI, Spanish War and Civil War, and to women who “did their part in all wars.” Above the rear inscription to those who served in the Confederacy is incised a Confederate battle flag.

    The figure is approximately 5 feet high, the base is 6 x 7 x 7 feet.

    Images: Left view | Right view | Back view

  • Inscription

    Front: IN MEMORY OF / MONTGOMERY COUNTY / SONS WHO SERVED / IN THE WORLD WAR

    Left side: IN MEMORY OF / MONTGOMERY COUNTY /SONS WHO SERVED /IN THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR

    Right side: IN MEMORY OF / MONTGOMERY COUNTY / WOMEN / WHO DID THEIR PART / IN ALL WARS

    Back: IN MEMORY OF / MONTGOMERY COUNTY / SONS WHO SERVED / IN THE / CONFEDERATE STATES / ARMY

  • Custodian

    Montgomery County

  • Dedication Date

    1926

  • Decade

    1920s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.358600 , -79.893330 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Monuments, Memorials and Cemeteries of the AEF. Doughboy Center, ” in “The Story of the American Expeditionary Forces,” (accessed August 16, 2015) Link

      Butler, Douglas J. North Carolina Civil War Monuments, An Illustrated History, (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2013) 195-197

      Folder 0910: Troy: Montgomery County Courthouse: Scan 1, in the North Carolina County Photographic Collection #P0001, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Link

      “Troy, North Carolina,” The E.M. Viquesney Doughboy Database, (accessed July 30, 2015) Link

      “WWI Doughboy, (sculpture)" Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museum, (accessed June 29, 2014) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    White marble, granite

  • Nickname

    Doughboy Statue

  • Subject Notes

    The memorial is thought to have been made by McNeel Marble Company of Marietta, Georgia.

  • Location

    The statue is located at the corner of E. Main and S. Pearl Streets. It stands in front of the courthouse to the right.

  • Landscape

    The Veterans Memorial sits on the front lawn of the old Montgomery County Courthouse

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