National Geographic : 1954 Mar
292 National Geographic Iihotographer l. Anthony Stewart Heroes of the Confederacy March Ghostlike Across the Face of Stone Mountain Gutzon Borglum began this gigantic memorial near Decatur on the scarp of a 650-foot granite dome, largest of its kind in North America. When plans went awry, the sculptor's work was blasted away. Augustus Lukeman began a second attempt to carve a cavalcade of Confederate leaders and troops, but left the project incomplete for lack of funds. Here Gen. Robert E. Lee and his horse Traveller form a shadowy outline as high as a 10-story building (page 306). Jefferson Davis's face looms from the rock ahead of Lee. Gen. Stonewall Jackson is roughed in at right. This deceptive telephoto shot was taken a quarter of a mile from the cliff.