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Washington Light Infantry Monument

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
1. Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker
South side
Inscription. [South side]:
At every board a vacant chair fills with quick tears some tender eye, and at our maddest sport appear those well loved forms that will not die; we lift the glass, our hand is stayed - we jest , a spectre rises up - and weeping, though no word is said, we kiss and pass the silent cup.

This shaft commemorates the patience, fortitude, heroism, unswerving fidelity to South Carolina, and the sacrifices of the Washington Light Infantry in the War Between the States, 1860-1865. One company in peace; three full companies in for the war.

Besides the maimed, wounded and captured, one hundred and fourteen died in battle, in hospital, or on the weary wayside.

In obedience to a sentiment of honor, and the call of duty, and in pledge of their sincerity, they made the last sacrifice - they laid down there lives!

Officers and men, they were of the very flower of this ancient city, her young hope and fair renown.

Fortuna non mutat genus

[East side]:
Co. B
25th Regiment SCV

Furl that banner true tis' gory but tis' wreathed around with glory

And twill' live in song and story though its folds are in the dust

For its fame on brightest paces sung by poets penned by sages

Shall go sounding down the ages
Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
2. Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker
East side
furl its folds though now we must

{list of names}

[North side]:
Co A
Hampton Legion Inf'try

And she points with tremulous hand below to the wasted and worn array

Of the heroes who strove in the morning glow of the grandeur that crowned - the gray

Alas for the broken and battered hosts frail wrecks from a gory sea

Tho' pale as a band in the realm of ghosts salute them they fought with Lee.

{List of names}

[West side]
Co A
25th Regiment SCV

Where some beneath Virginian hills and some by green Atlantic rills

Some by the waters of the west a myriad unknown heroes rest

And we can only dimly guess what worlds of all this worlds distress

What utter woe, despair and dearth their fate has brought to many a hearth

{List of names}
 
Erected 1891.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.62′ N, 79° 55.833′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Meeting Street and Broad Street. Click for map.
Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
3. Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker
North side
The marker is located in Washington Park at the intersection of Meeting Street and Broad Street located behind the City Hall and the Fireproof Building. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington Statue (a few steps from this marker); P.G.T. Beauregard (a few steps from this marker); Francis Salvador (a few steps from this marker); Henry Timrod (a few steps from this marker); Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson (a few steps from this marker); Prayer Composed By Ellison Capers (a few steps from this marker); Robert Gibbes (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain John Christie (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Southern Historical Society Papers Vol.XXXI. Information about the Washington Light Infantry published in Richmond, Va., January- December. 1903. (Submitted on February 15, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
4. Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker
West side
Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, October 9, 2011
5. Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker
Plaque located above script plaque
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
6. Washington Light Infantry Monument
Washington Light Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
7. Washington Light Infantry Monument
South side steps
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
8. Washington Light Infantry Monument
East side steps
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
9. Washington Light Infantry Monument
North side steps
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
10. Washington Light Infantry Monument
West side steps
Washington Light Infantry Memorial At Charleston's Magnolia Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2009
11. Washington Light Infantry Memorial At Charleston's Magnolia Cemetery
"In Memory Of [ List of 11 names including 3 Died at Fort Sumter and 1 at Battery Wagner]"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,418 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   11. 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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