On December 14, 2020, the City Council Members of Cuthbert, Ga. voted to violate Georgia Law (Official Code of Georgia Annotated § 50-3-1) by voting removing the Confederate Veterans Monument located in the town square. The Monument was erected 1896 by the Randolph County Chapter of the United Confederate Veterans and the Ladies Memorial Association of Randolph County.
Apparently pandering to the “cancel culture” mob was more important than obeying Georgia law. So, the City of Cuthbert Council Members will be in court and spending taxpayers’ money to defend their illegal action.
On January 19, 2021, The Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans and the local Calhoun Rifles Camp #1855 filed a lawsuit and a request for a Temporary Restraining Order. The lawsuit names the City Council Members individually and in their official capacity as defendants for violation of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated § 50-3-1.
The Monument honoring the Confederate veterans is located in the Cuthbeth Town Square and was erected in 1896 to commemorate the Confederate dead. On top of the Monument is a soldier standing at rest with his hand over his brow as if he was looking in the distance for his fallen Brothern. On the base of the Monument is inscribed:
OUR CONFEDERATE DEAD
1861 TO 1865
THEY STRUGGLED FOR
AS ESTABLISHED BY OUR FATHERS
AND THOUGH DEFEATED, THEY LEFT
TO POSTERITY A RECORD OF HONOR
AND GLORY MORE VALUABLE THAN
POWER OR RICHES.
For further information contact:
Martin K. O’Toole
Spokesman, Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.