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Double Springs, Alabama: Dual Destiny Monument

An odd statue of a soldier, one-half Yankee and one-half Reb, in an Alabama county that didn't join the Confederacy. A simple Yankee soldier statue would have been less complicated, but this is the South.

Blake Dr., Double Springs, AL
From US 278 turn south onto Hwy 195/Haleyville Rd. Drive one mile to Double Springs. Turn left just past the courthouse onto Blake Drive. Monument on the right.
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Dual Destiny Monument

When Alabama seceded from the Union, Winston County did not, calling itself The Free State of Winston. In honor of soldiers on both sides, the Dual Destiny Monument stands in front of the county court house. Worth a quick stop if passing through.

[Buffett2010, 10/02/2020]

The sculpture depicts a bizarre half-Yank, half-Reb soldier. According to its plaque, during the Civil War 239 Union and 112 Confederate soldiers came from Winston County.

Outdoor bronze soldier stands in front of a USA and Confederate flag.

Dual Destiny Monument

The county courthouse behind the monument is very pretty too. New jail added to back side.

[Lisa, 01/21/2014]

In the thick of rebel Alabama, Winston county opted to not join the Confederacy. The split personality monument is a rare sight in the South.

Outdoor bronze soldier stands atop a brick pedestal in front of a USA and Confederate flag.

Dual Destiny Monument

This monument to the pain of civil war is a soldier wearing half a uniform from the Confederacy and half from the Union. The clothes are worn and the sword is broken. The statue stands in front of the Winston County courthouse. Winston County did not join the Confederacy and is still known as the "Free State of Winston."

[Jeane Goforth, 03/12/2007]

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