Historic Markers Across Georgia

Hero's Memorial

Marker ID: GHM 106-6
Location: 10th St off Victory drive on east side of cemetery, Columbus, GA.
County: Muscogee
Coordinates: N 32° 27.111    W 084° 58.797
  32.45185    -84.97995
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WM4MGW
Hero's Memorial Marker  


North of this marker in the Porterdale Cemetery is the grave of Bragg Smith over which the City of Columbus erected a marble memorial to commemorate an outstanding deed of heroism. The text reads:

"Erected by the City of Columbus to mark the resting place of Bragg Smith, who died on september 30, 1903, at the age of 32, in the heroic but fruitless effort to rescue the city engineer from a caving excavation on Eleventh Street.

'Honor and fame from no condition rise. Act well your part, there all the honor lies.´ "

GHM 106-6 Georgia Historical Commission 1953