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Greenwood in Greenwood County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Greenwood County Confederate Monument
 
Greenwood County Confederate Monument Marker -<br>South Side Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, February 21, 2009
1. Greenwood County Confederate Monument Marker -
South Side
 
Inscription.
South Side:
Our
Confederate
Soldiers

East Side:
1861 - 1865
Patriots
Who animated by the same faith, actuated by the same love of country, beset with the same trials and dangers, enduring with the same fortitude and fought as heroically to maintain local self government as did the colonial fathers to attain, the same and with then are immortalized in the same hall of glory.

North Side:
But their memories e'er shall remain for us,
and their names bright names without stain for us, -
the glory they won shall not wain for us.
In legend and lay
Our heroes in gray
Shall forever live over again for us.


West Side:
Erected by
The Ladies Memorial Association
of Greenwood County
1903.
-----
How sleep the brave who sink to rest by all their country's wishes blest.

 
Erected 1903 by Ladies Memorial Association of Greenwood County.
 
Location. 34° 11.25′ N, 82° 9.746′ W. Marker is in Greenwood, South Carolina, in Greenwood County. Marker is on Monument Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is on the south side of the Greenwood County Courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Monument Street, Greenwood SC 29646, United States of America.
 
Greenwood County Confederate Monument Marker -<br>East Side Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, February 21, 2009
2. Greenwood County Confederate Monument Marker -
East Side
 

 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To The People of Greenwood County (within shouting distance of this marker); In God We Trust (within shouting distance of this marker); Municipal Fountain (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Textile Workers Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marshal Ferdinand Foch (approx. 0.2 miles away); Magnolia Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenwood.
 
Additional comments.
1. About the Monument
The statue was carved in Italy of Italian marble. The fluted column was one of three in the state which were originally intended to be used in the new State House. During the occupation of Columbia in February 1895, federal troops damaged these three columns while they lay on the State House grounds. In 1902, Greenwood legislators arranged for the passage of a special act donating this column to the Memorial Association. The town of Spartanburg and Columbia's First Presbyterian church received the other two columns. The base of the monument is South Carolina granite. The die upon which the inscriptions are carved is Vermont granite. (Source: A Guide to Confederate Monuments in South Carolina: "Passing the Silent Cup" by Robert S. Seigler (1997), page 371.)
 
Greenwood County Confederate Monument Marker -<br>North Side Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, February 21, 2009
3. Greenwood County Confederate Monument Marker -
North Side
 
    — Submitted February 21, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
 
Greenwood County Confederate Monument Marker -<br>West Side Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, February 21, 2009
4. Greenwood County Confederate Monument Marker -
West Side
 
 
Greenwood County Confederate Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, February 21, 2009
5. Greenwood County Confederate Monument
 
 
Greenwood County Confederate Monument Topper Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, February 21, 2009
6. Greenwood County Confederate Monument Topper
 
 
Greenwood County Confederate Monument -<br>Greenwood County Courthouse in Rear Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, February 21, 2009
7. Greenwood County Confederate Monument -
Greenwood County Courthouse in Rear
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 806 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 21, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
 
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