Best known for writing “Maryland, My Maryland”, which serves as that state’s official song today, Randall (1839-1908) is often called the Poet Laureate of the Lost Cause. He came to Georgia as an editor and Washington correspondent of the Augusta Chronicle and spent his last years here. He is buried in Magnolia Cemetery. The statue was dedicated on 28 May 1936 by the Randall Memorial Committe, Chapter “A” of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
The memorial is located in the park across from Sacred Heart Catholic Church.