A Time To Harvest
Cobb's Corners Civil War Memorial
In the center of town stands a granite statue of a young man in the uniform of a Union solider from the Civil War. This soldier’s clothes are torn and ragged, his head bandaged and
his left arm in a sling, yet he still has a proud, determined look on his handsome face.
Below the statue is a plaque, reading: “For our brave sons who fought to keep this great nation whole but who never returned home to hear our thanks.”
Beneath this sentence is a list of eight names. Next to the statue is a small and highly decorative iron cannon, measuring just over three feet in length (and has a bore seven inches in diameter).
The memorial is set upon a small grassy hill to the right of Main Street and not too far from the sheriff ’s office. It is encircled by four old, iron park benches. Between the statue and the cannon is a small flower garden filled with daisies and lilacs surrounded by a ring of whitewashed, fist-sized stones.
This pleasant location is a favorite spot for the old-timers to come together, sit for a spell, and trade stories.
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