At Stone Mountain, Georgia, a gigantic granite dome rises 826 feet above the surrounding area and extends nine miles underground. It is one of the largest exposed pieces of granite in the world, although technically it is not granite; it is quartz monzonite rock. On its almost vertical north face is the largest bas-relief in the world. Towering 400 feet above the ground and recessed 45 feet into the mountain are the horseback figures of the Confederacy’s three most revered leaders: President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. In addition to their political and military prominence, these men were also famed for the depth, sincerity, and consistent practice of their Christian faith.
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