「Very friendly but beware - this is not an old church at all!」
Nice place and lovely friendly people who showed us around - however the church itself is new and the "old" building is simply a façade as apparently the real thing burned down years ago. Nevertheless worth a visit!
「At 126 tall, it is difficult to see the top figure」
This is a Civil War monument. It was erected in 1877. The Neoclassical style is more like an European Victory column (but this one is ours). At 126 feet tall, this takes a bit to see it all, up to the top.
The intent for the soaring height could very well be that the monument might be more easily seen...