Monument to Confederate Unknown Dead

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FourLeafClover

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It's an interesting design. Unfortunately I am off to bed now with "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", going round my head. Is there a reason why a Lion was chosen as the symbol ?
 

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It's an interesting design. Unfortunately I am off to bed now with "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", going round my head. Is there a reason why a Lion was chosen as the symbol ?
Perhaps the lion represent the once rampant Confederate army -- the lords of the battlefield -- now at rest?

“There were never such men in an army before. They will go anywhere and do anything.”
Robert E. Lee
 
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The lion, which guards a field containing the remains of unknown Confederate dead, was carved by T. M. Brady in 1894 out of the largest piece of marble quarried from north Georgia up to that time. Though Brady claimed that the design was original, with a few exceptions it is actually a near copy of the Swiss Lion of Lucer

Found that on Wikepedia
 
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The lion, which guards a field containing the remains of unknown Confederate dead, was carved by T. M. Brady in 1894 out of the largest piece of marble quarried from north Georgia up to that time. Though Brady claimed that the design was original, with a few exceptions it is actually a near copy of the Swiss Lion of Lucer

Found that on Wikepedia
The Confederate lion does resemble the Swiss Lion of Lucerne

http://redstarcafe.wordpress.com/2008/05/20/the-lion-of-lucerne/

lionoflucerne.jpg
 
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