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South Carolina Confederate Monument

 
 
Confederate Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 2006
1. Confederate Monument Marker
Artist: Carlo Nicoli, sculptor.
Inscription. ( West Face)

To South Carolina's Dead
Of The
Confederate Army
1861 1865

( North face)

This monument
perpetuates the memory ,
of those who
true to the instincts of their birth,
faithful to the teachings of their fathers,
constant in their love for the State,
died in the performance of their duty:
Who
have glorified a fallen cause
by the simple manhood of their lives,
the patient endurance of suffering,
and the heroism of death,
and who,
in the dark house of imprisonment,
in the hopelessness of the hospital,
in the short, sharp agony of the field
found support and consolation
in the belief
that at home they would not be forgotten.
Unveiled May 13, 1879

 
Erected 1879 by The Woman of South Carolina.
 
Location. 34° 0.072′ N, 81° 2.015′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Gervais Street (U.S. 1/378) and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Gervais Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
North face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
2. North face
within walking distance of this marker. The East-West Streets In The City Of Columbia - Gervais Street (a few steps from this marker); The North-South Streets in The City Of Columbia / Richardson Street (a few steps from this marker); Benjamin Ryan Tillman (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American War Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The State House of South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (Statue) (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert E. Lee Memorial Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Palmetto Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Regarding South Carolina Confederate Monument. Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum : Control Number: IAS 76008590 -
Description: The monument is composed of a very large base on which rests a two-level pedestal. A die block is mounted on top of the pedestal for inscriptions and carvings. A shaft rests on the die block on top of which stands a Confederate Infantry soldier at guard. He holds the stock of a rifle with bayonet in his proper left hand and rests his proper right hand on the muzzle. He wears a cloak around his shoulders and has a canteen at his proper left hip.
East Face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. East Face
( East Face)
Erected by the Women of South Carolina

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
<i>(South face )</i> image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. (South face )

Let the stranger,
who may in the future times
read this inscription,
recognize that these were men
whom power could not corrupt,
whom death could not terrify,
whom defeat could not dishonor
and let their virtues plead
for just judgment
of the cause in which they perished.
Let the South Carolinian
of another generation
remember
that the State taught them
how to live and how to die.
And that from her broken fortunes
she has preserved for her children
the priceless treasure of their memories,
teaching all who may claim
the same birthright
that truth, courage and patriotism
endure forever.
<i>( West Face)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. ( West Face)

To South Carolina's Dead
Of The
Confederate Army
1861 1865
South Carolina Confederate Monument at the State House, seen from Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
6. South Carolina Confederate Monument at the State House, seen from Main Street
South Carolina Confederate Monument at the State House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
7. South Carolina Confederate Monument at the State House
Confederate Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
8. Confederate Monument Marker
Jefferson Davis Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
9. Jefferson Davis Highway Marker
Erected by the United Daughters
of the Confederacy
1923
<i>Confederate Monument, Columbia, S.C.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1916
10. Confederate Monument, Columbia, S.C.
<i>State Capitol, Showing Confederate War Monument, Columbia, S.C.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
11. State Capitol, Showing Confederate War Monument, Columbia, S.C.
 
 
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