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'Sherman's Neckties' Sculpture Unveiling

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 922 Main St Stone Mountain GA 30083  See map

The Mayor and City Council of Stone Mountain, Georgia

Cordially invite you to attend the official unveiling of the

Sherman’s Neckties Sculpture

Nine o’clock in the morning

Village Gazebo

922 Main Street

Stone Mountain, Georgia

August 16, 2011

 

The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion

Volume XXXVIII, Page 209

…in the field near Atlanta,

July 20, 1864, Midnight.

“When the rails are red hot, they must

be twisted.  Burning  will do  for Bridges

and Culverts, but not ordinary track”…

 

William T. Sherman

Major General, Commanding

 

Sherman’s Memoirs Chapter 20

…”Separated rail by rail, bonfires were made

of the ties and of fence-rails on which the rails

were  heated, carried to trees or telegraph-poles,

wrapped around and left to cool.”…

 

These bent and twisted rails became known as

Sherman’s Neckties”

 

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