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Trimble in Dyer County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza

 
 
Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 11, 2010
1. Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza Marker
Southern Battle Flag
Inscription.
Southern Battle Flag
St. Andrews Cross emblazons blue
Across a blood-red field,
Adorned by stars of purest white; Our Southern battle shield.
fly, dear flag, o'er heroes brave
Both living and departed;
Steadfast to the Southern Cause
Our ancestors imparted!
They gave their all, so many died
To keep that banner flying.

From "Dixie's Heartbeat" by Betty Zeitz,
"Parks Cemetery Ridge Confederate Memorial Plaza"


The Charge
Commission to the Sons of Confederate Veterans
by Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee


"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Are you also ready to die for your country? Is your life worthy to be remembered along with theirs? Do you choose for yourself this greatness of soul?
Not in the clamor of the crowded street,
Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,
But in ourselves are triumph and defeat."
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee
New
Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 11, 2010
2. Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza Marker
The Charge
Orleans April 25, 1906


"Nothing fills me with deeper sadness than to see a Southern man apologizing for the defense we made of our inheritance." - Jefferson Davis 1808-1889
 
Erected 2008 by The Gen. Otto French Strahl, Camp 176, Union City, TN Sons of Confederate Veterans, Tennessee Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 36° 12.054′ N, 89° 12.174′ W. Marker is in Trimble, Tennessee, in Dyer County. Marker can be reached from Ollie Pierce Lane west of Tennessee Highway 211, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker and Memorial Plaza are located just west of Trimble near a cemetery and can be seen to the east when traveling north on I-155/US Hwy 51 (Jere B. Ford Memorial Hwy). There is a large flagpole with a Confederate battle flag. Marker is in this post office area: Trimble TN 38259, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forrest's Raid (approx. 10.7 miles away); Otho French Strahl (approx. 15.2 miles away); Dyer County in the War (approx. 15.5 miles away); Mrs. Rosa M. Parks (approx. 17.3 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 11, 2010
3. Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza Marker
Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 11, 2010
4. Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza Marker
as seen from Ollie Pierce lane near the cemetery.
Monticello Garden Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 11, 2010
5. Monticello Garden Pavilion
Marker detail image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 11, 2010
6. Marker detail
Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 11, 2010
7. Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza Marker
This beautiful and historic site
was made possible by the generosity of SCV Life Member
William Hamilton Parks II
Southern Gentleman and
Patriot after the mold of
Thomas Jefferson
John Pierce Log Cabin Site image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 11, 2010
8. John Pierce Log Cabin Site
Built 1826. Monticello Garden Pavilion built 1996 by W.H. Parks III, Great Great Grandson
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,022 times since then and 127 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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