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Okolona in Chickasaw County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Our Confederate Dead Soldiers’ Monument

 
 
Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
1. Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument Marker (Front)
Inscription.
Front
Love's tribute
to a thousand
Southern
soldiers who
sleep in our
Confederate
cemetery, who
died in the war
1861—1865.

Right Side
List of Dead


Rear
List of the Living
Our
Confederate Veterans
1861—1865.

Left Side
{Honor Roll of the Dead}

 
Erected 1951 by the City of Okolona.
 
Location. 34° 0.252′ N, 88° 44.801′ W. Marker is in Okolona, Mississippi, in Chickasaw County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and South Gatlin Street, in the median on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 West Main Street, Okolona MS 38860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Okolona in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Okolona (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Okolona (approx. 0.6 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx.
Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument Marker (Right side) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
2. Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument Marker (Right side)
0.6 miles away); Chickasaw County Confederate Tribute (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Okolona (approx. one mile away); Okolona College (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Okolona (approx. 5.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Okolona.
 
More about this marker. An original monument was erected in 1905. The soldier on top of the monument fell over into the street and was heavily restored. The original rifle has been replaced by a non-period World War I bolt action rifle. Sculptor: John A. Stinson; Fabricator: Columbus Marble Works. Many of the names have become weathered over the years.
 
Regarding Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument. Full-length figure of Confederate soldier in uniform and hat on top of a shaft. He holds a rifle by the barrel with his proper right hand, the butt resting by his proper right foot. His proper left hand is held above his eyes as if to shield them. He wears a knapsack on his back and there is a pouch on his proper left side at waist-level, secured by a belt. The shaft is inscribed on all sides. A cannon sits in front
Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument Marker (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
3. Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument Marker (Rear)
of the two-stepped base mounted on concrete.Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument Marker (Left side) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
4. Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument Marker (Left side)
Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
5. Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument
Area view of monument looking west on Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
6. Area view of monument looking west on Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on April 19, 2017.
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