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Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument

 
 
Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2009
1. Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument Marker
Smithsonian AmericanArt Museum Control Number IAS 76007189 Inventory of American Sculpture : Artist: Miller, Ferdinand von, II, 1842-1929, sculptor. Holmes, James G., designer. Heath & Roberts, founder. Title: Confederate Memorial, (sculpture). Other Titles: Monument to Confederate Soldiers, (sculpture). Medium: Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite. Dimensions: Sculpture: approx. 8 x 5 x 4 ft.; Base: approx. 18 x 12 x 12 ft.
Inscription. (North face)
In Memory
of the sons of Charleston
who
fell around her walls;
who
sleep on many battlefields
in
Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania,
Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia,
Louisiana, Mississippi, and
North Carolina
and who
lie in distant graves around
their Northern prisons.
— —
These died for their State

(Rectangular plaque:)
Testimonial of Ladies Memorial Association
to its founder and first president
Mary Amarinthia
Snowden,

Died
23rd
Feb.
1898.
We chant no requiem where she's sleeping nor cry "Alas!"
with sorrow's breath, we send our triumph song to heaven,
and this its music - faithful unto death.E. B. Cheesborough
Designed by James G. Holmes

(Smaller plaque on front of base, beneath a palm branch:) Wade Hampton
(On smallest plaque on front of base:) Heath & Roberts
Columbia
S. C.

(West face)
In Memoriam
The Confederate States of America: 22 February 1869 * Deo Vindice *

(South face)
This Bronze
preserves the memory
of the
Heroic Dead
from
every part of Carolina,
and from
her sister states of the South,
Confederate Monument , north face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2009
2. Confederate Monument , north face

who fell
in the defence (sic) of this city.
In proud and grateful remembrance
of their devotion, constancy and valour;
who against overwhelming odds
by sea and by land
kept Charleston virgin and invincible
to the last Founder's mark appears.

(East face)
(On medallion:) Sumter
1864

 
Location. 32° 48.95′ N, 79° 56.644′ W. Marker is in North Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Cunnington Avenue Loop, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located East of Huguenin Street Magnolia Cemetery Entrance. Marker is in this post office area: North Charleston SC 29405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Defense of Charleston Harbor Memorial (a few steps from this marker); South Carolina Generals Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Jenkins (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Irish Volunteers (about 400 feet away); Charleston Light Dragoons (about 600 feet away); Brig. Gen. R. S. Ripley (about 600 feet away); H. L. Hunley Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in North Charleston.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument part of north face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2009
3. Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument part of north face
Designed by James G. Holmes
Confederate Monument west face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2009
4. Confederate Monument west face
A medallion is beneath the border, with crossed flags and a garland at the top of the medallion and rifles beneath the medallion. An equestrian figure is in the center of the medallion. The rider's proper right arm is raised and the horse's proper left front leg is raised. A garland of magnolia, vines, and grain surrounds the figure, and the border of the medallion is inscribed.
Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument , south face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2009
5. Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument , south face
Confederate Monument , east face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2009
6. Confederate Monument , east face
In the lower portion of the plaque a medallion is surmounted by a wreath over a pair of crossed cannon. The medallion features a soldier on the walls of Fort Sumter. The soldier holds a South Carolina state flag. The inscribed border of the medallion includes armaments and naval motifs.
Confederate Monument located in the section named "Soldier's Ground" image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 17, 2012
7. Confederate Monument located in the section named "Soldier's Ground"
Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument , Magnolia Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2009
8. Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument , Magnolia Cemetery
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9. Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument
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10. Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument
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11. Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument
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12. Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument
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13. Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument , turmoil skies
 
 
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