Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 31, 2013

Memorial to Sherman's march missing from Georgia city

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. —

Milledgeville's piece of this history was committed to a plaque weighing between 50 and 75 pounds, and bolted to the top of an octagon post. Though the marker itself costs about $3,000, Thomas said it has little monetary value.

“Some markers statewide have gone missing due to people thinking they can sell them," he said, "but they’re made out of cheap metal that has no value for scrap.”

The marker, of course, has value beyond its weight in melted aluminum. About 40 such monuments are scattered throughout Milledgeville and Baldwin County, preserving various chapters of local history.

“There are people that follow history of the town through these markers," said Brantley. "We have such a rich history, and it really disturbs me that someone would be disrespectful."

Details for this story were reported by the Milledgeville, Ga., Union-Recorder.

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