Chosen for it's prime central location and being the crossroads of the Savannah River and multiple railroads, Augusta was claimed home to one of the most notable structures, The Confederate Powderworks. The Powderworks, consisting of 28 buildings, was the only completed permanent building project funded by the Confederate States. At the time of it's completion, it was the second largest powder mill in the world and had the ability to produce more than enough gun powder to the Confederate cause, about 7,000 pounds per day!
As the last standing monument to the original Powderworks, the chimney tower now known as Obelisk Chimney, has been dedicated to one of it's founders, Colonel Rains. It is the first and oldest Confederate Monument in the city of Augusta.
Esse quam videri
To Be, rather than Just Seem.