The largest bas relief sculpture in the world is that of the three Confederate leaders, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson at Stone Mountain, Georgia. The area is five acres (the size of 2 and 1/4 football fields for all you Southerners).
Each is on his favorite horse, Blackjack for Davis, Traveller for Lee and Little Sorrel for Jackson. The sculpture was the brain child of Mrs. Helen Plane, a charter member of the UDC. The Venable family owned the mountain, and the UDC was given 12 years to complete this mammoth undertaking.
When I was in college at Emory in Atlanta, we climbed Stone Mountain several times and had picnics. Needless to say however, we did not climb the “face of the stature”. That would have been quite a feat.
I am glad that our Confederate heroes are honored in this way, aren’t you? If you haven’t been to Stone Mountain and seen this wonderful work of art, put it on your bucket list of things to do!