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Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hillsborough County's Confederate Monument
Memoria In Aeterna

(In Eternal Remembrance)
 
Tampa Confederate Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, January 2010
1. Tampa Confederate Monument
Smithsonian American Art Museum Control Number Inventory of American Sculpture (SIRIS entry )FL000205
 
Inscription.
(West face)
1861
To the Honor and Courage
of the patriots of the
Confederate States
of America,
This monument is dedicated by
Tampa Chapter,
No.113, U. D. C.,
and the citizens of Tampa.
January 1911.
Memoria
In Aeterna.


(South face)
1865
Lest
We
Forget.

(East face)
1861
Not theirs the rush of maddened wrath
that reckless sundered ties of blood,
but honor's beacon showed the path
where dauntless duty stoop.
Through famine years they followed far
where her unswerving banners led -
beyond her glory's flame - tipped star -
behind her - honor's dead.
The years their slow progression keep.
The banner barred with red is furled -
but now its gray clad - soldiers sleep
the heroes of a world
Sr. E.C.
(North face)
1865
United in
the past;
One in the
future.

 
Erected 1911.
 
Location. 27° 56.969′ N, 82° 27.275′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on Pierce Street near Madison Street, on the left
 
Tampa Confederate Monument , west face Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
2. Tampa Confederate Monument , west face
In Eternal Remembrance
 
when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memoria In Aeterna, 1911 (a few steps from this marker); John Fitzgerald Kennedy (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial I (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial II (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1851 1891 (about 400 feet away); Hillsborough Lodge (about 400 feet away); Orange Grove Hotel (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
Tampa Confederate Monument , south face Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
3. Tampa Confederate Monument , south face
 
 
Tampa Confederate Monument , east face Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
4. Tampa Confederate Monument , east face
The poem was written by Sister Esther Carlotta, a Roman Catholic nun, who was president of the Florida Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1911.
 
 
Tampa Confederate Monument , north face Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
5. Tampa Confederate Monument , north face
 
 
Tampa Confederate Monument, west side Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
6. Tampa Confederate Monument, west side
Dedicated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Tampa Chapter 113 and the citizens of Tampa. 1946 - Disorderly U.S. Navy sailors damage the original statue and a replacement was obtained from Italy.
Sculptor unknown.
Approx. Height 50 ft.
 
 
Tampa Confederate Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
7. Tampa Confederate Monument
Obelisk on a four-tiered base, with figures of Confederate soldiers standing on either side. A flag in relief is on one side of the obelisk between the figures.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,808 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 12, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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