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Confederate Memorial

 
 
Confederate Memorial Marker, Panel 1 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
1. Confederate Memorial Marker, Panel 1
The quote is from Randolph Harrison McKim. The Bible verse around the base is from Isaiah 2:4.
Inscription.
Panel 1:
"Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank; not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity; but in simple obedience to duty as they understood it; these men suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died."

Panel 2:
To our dead heroes, by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Victrix causa diis placuit sed victa catoni.

Inscriptions around frieze and base
1861-1865.

"They shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks."

[Seals of the 13 Confederate States, plus Maryland.]
M. Ezekiel, Sculptor; Rome, MCMXII.

Made by Aktien-Gesellschaft Gladensbeck Bronze Foundry, Berlin-Fredrichshagen-Germany.
 
Erected 1914 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.567′ N, 77° 4.639′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Click for map. Monument is in Jackson Circle, Section 16 of the National Cemetery, west of McPherson Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Confederate Memorial Marker, Panel 2 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
2. Confederate Memorial Marker, Panel 2
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buffalo Soldiers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rough Riders (about 500 feet away); 92d Infantry Division (about 500 feet away); Montford Point Marines (about 500 feet away); 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion (about 600 feet away); Battle of the Bulge Monument (about 600 feet away); Memorial to US Airmen killed in Denmark (about 700 feet away); Spanish-American War Nurses Memorial (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Regarding Confederate Memorial. The line "Victrix causa deis placuit sed victa Catoni" from an epic Roman poem entitled "Pharasalia" can be translated as "the winning cause pleased the gods, but the losing cause pleased Cato". Cato (the Younger) in Roman times was known for his honesty. The meaning of the quote is that the side that lost ultimately was more right and just.
 
Also see . . .
1. Confederate Memorial at ANC. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Sir Moses Jacob Ezekiel. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. The "Faithful Negro Servant" on the Memorial. Blogger/Historian Andy Hall details the background and context of the figure noted in photo 7. (Submitted on February 15, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
Confederate Memorial, ANC Section 16 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
3. Confederate Memorial, ANC Section 16
Viewed from the east, with Moses Ezekiel's grave marker visible at its base.

1. Visitor Information- Monument And Memorials- Confederate Memorial
The history of Arlington National Cemetery is steeped in the Civil War, for is was this great national struggle that necessitated the establishment of this cemetery to bury its many dead. For many years following the war, the bitter feelings between North and South remained, and although hundreds of confederate soldiers were buried at Arlington, it was considered a Union cemetery. Family members of Confederate soldiers were denied permission to decorate their loved ones' graves and in extreme cases were even denied entrance to the cemetery.


In addition to Moses Ezekiel, three other Confederate soldiers are buried at the base of the monument. They are Lt. Harry C. Marmaduke who served in the Confederate Navy, Capt. John M. Hickey of the Second Missouri Infantry and Brig. Gen. Marcus J. Wright who commanded brigades at Shiloh and Chickamauga.
    — Submitted July 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Additional keywords. Moses J. Ezekiel, Jewish Americans
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Confederate Memorial, viewed from the west image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 4, 2008
4. Confederate Memorial, viewed from the west
Confederate Memorial, close up of reliefs on east frieze image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 4, 2008
5. Confederate Memorial, close up of reliefs on east frieze
A Southern officer kissing his child. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
6. A Southern officer kissing his child.
A uniformed Black "body-servant" among the White Southern soldiers image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
7. A uniformed Black "body-servant" among the White Southern soldiers
Sgt. Moses J. Ezekiel image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 4, 2008
8. Sgt. Moses J. Ezekiel
The sculptor's grave marker, at the east side of the memorial's base. The marker reads:
Moses J. Ezekiel
Sergeant of Company C
Battalion of Cadets
of the
Virginia Military Institute
Confederate Memorial Marker, 1st Lt. Henry H. Marmaduke, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
9. Confederate Memorial Marker, 1st Lt. Henry H. Marmaduke, as mentioned
Provincial Navy
November 15 1925
CSA
Confederate Memorial Marker, Capt. John M. Hickey, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
10. Confederate Memorial Marker, Capt. John M. Hickey, as mentioned
Co H
6th MO INF
CSA
Oct 1 1927
Confederate Memorial Marker, Brig. Gen. Marcus J. Wright, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
11. Confederate Memorial Marker, Brig. Gen. Marcus J. Wright, as mentioned
Cheatham's
Division
CSA,
Jan 5 1831
Dec 26 1922
Confederate Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
12. Confederate Memorial Marker
M-Ezekiel-Sculptor
Rome- MCMXII
Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
13. Confederate Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,647 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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