Cuthbert, Georgia Civil War Diorama
We wish to thank Patricia Goodman, President of the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, for inviting us to attend the presentation of the Cuthbert Civil War Diorama held yesterday, September 8, 2014, at the Cuthbert United Methodist Church.
The Randolph County Chamber of Commerce received a grant to provide the continuing preservation of the history of Randolph County. This grant allowed them the opportunity to add a much needed heritage tourism related to Civil War activity. From July 1864 to the end of the Civil War, Cuthbert was a site of three hospitals: Hill, Hood, and Lumpkin. This diorama project highlights these hospitals as well as the two local cemeteries where the soldiers who died in the hospitals were buried. The diorama is HO Scale (1/87) and measures 3 feet by 6 feet.
The diorama will be located in The Randolph County Welcome Center in the Historic Courthouse once the restoration of the courthouse has been completed. Until then, it can be viewed at the Cuthbert United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
This project could not have been accomplished without the dedication and expertise of the County Commission Chair, Jimmy Bradley (who built the structures and painted the over 220 figures on the layout), his son Jim Bradley (who assisted with painting figures and who also built the wooden display case surrounding the diorama), grandson Matt Bradley, and the support of Glenda Bates and Karan Pittman.
In addition, CatzPaw Innovations was recognized as playing a key role in this project as we designed and 3D printed over 300 custom items for the diorama including: figures, mules, wagons, carriages, tombstones, cemetery arches, stretchers and more. We are proud to have played such an import an role in this project.
We hope you enjoy these photos that were taken at the presentation. — in Cuthbert, GA.