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Aiken County Confederate Monument

 
 
Aiken County Confederate Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Aiken County Confederate Monument Marker
Inscription.
(South Face)
They gave their all in defense of
Home, Honor, Liberty and the
Independence of their native land
They fought the patriots fight
They kept the faith of their fathers
Forever honored
And forever mourned

(North Face)
Erected July 23, 1901
By the
Ladies Monument Association
Of Aiken S.C.
In loving tribute to the
Confederate
Soldiers
of Aiken County

 
Erected 1901 by Ladies Monument Association Of Aiken S.C.
 
Location. 33° 33.602′ N, 81° 43.078′ W. Marker is in Aiken, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on York Street (State Road 19) near Richland Avenue SE (U.S. 78). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aiken SC 29801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Aiken County 125th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); Defense of Aiken (within shouting distance of this marker); The Detection of the Neutrino, 1956 / The Nobel Prize In Physics, 1995 (within shouting distance of this marker); Aiken First Baptist Church (about
Aiken County Confederate Monument Marker South face Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Aiken County Confederate Monument Marker South face
400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Aiken (about 500 feet away); St. John's Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Survey of Aiken (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aiken County (approx. 0.2 miles away); James F. Byrnes (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Aiken, Sr. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Aiken.
 
Regarding Aiken County Confederate Monument. Title: Confederate Memorial, (sculpture).
Artist: Unknown, sculptor.
Dates: Dedicated July 23, 1901.
Medium: Granite.
Dimensions: Sculpture: approx. H. 18 ft. x W. 3 ft. 1 in.; Base: approx. 2 ft. x W. 7 ft. 5 in.

Subject: History -- United States -- Civil War
Object Type: Outdoor Sculpture -- South Carolina -- Aiken
Obelisk
Sculpture

Owner: Administered by City of Aiken, Public Works, 214 Park Avenue, S.W., P. O. Box 1177, Aiken, South Carolina 29802
Condition: Surveyed 1993 September. Treatment needed.
References: Save Outdoor Sculpture, South Carolina survey, 1993.
Illustration: Image on file.
Note:
Aiken County Confederate Monument Marker, North Face Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
3. Aiken County Confederate Monument Marker, North Face
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.

Repository: Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 970, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012

Control Number: IAS SC000089
 
Also see . . .
1. Aiken honors monument. Augusta Chronicle article about the marker's centennial celebration in 2001. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Aiken County Confederate Memorial. Scroll down about 2/3rds of the way to find a short article about the Aiken County Confederate Memorial. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Biography of Brig. Gen, Ellison Capers, the Author of the Monument's Text. Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, a descendant of an English family which settled in South Carolina among the earliest colonists, was born in Charleston, October 14, 1837. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Aiken County Confederate Monument
The Ladies Memorial Association of Aiken organized on May 20, 1892. It raised the necessary $700 and unveiled
Aiken County Confederate Monument Marker, South Face Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Aiken County Confederate Monument Marker, South Face
this twenty-foot monument of polished Carolina granite on July 23, 1901, near the railroad station in full view of the traveling public. The monument remains in its original location, which is in the center of one of Aiken's beautiful parks. On dedication day, the crowd came from as far away as Augusta, Georgia, and filled the park. Two daughters of Confederate veterans unveiled the monument. The master of ceremonies, Benjamin H. Teague, formerly a private in the Watson Guards, Company B, the Hampton Legion, introduced the orator of the day - the Hon. J. Rice Smith. Congressman W.J. Talbert also addressed the assemblage. Former Brigadier General Ellison Capers penned the inscription for this monument, as he had for several other Confederate monuments in the state. (Source: A Guide to Confederate Monuments in South Carolina: "Passing the Silent Cup" by Robert S. Seigler, 1997, pgs. 38-39.)
    — Submitted February 28, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
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