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Henry Timrod

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
1. Henry Timrod Marker
South side
Inscription. [South side]:
Born in Charleston, S.C.
December 8, 1829,
Died in Columbia, S.C.,
October 6, 1867.

[East side]:
This memorial has been erected with the proceeds of the recent sale of very large editions of the author's poems by the Timrod Memorial Association of S.C.

"Genius like Egypt's monarch timely wise erects its own memorial ere it dies."

[North side]:
Sleep sweetly in your humble graves
Sleep martyrs, of a fallen cause
Though yet no marble column craves
The pilgrim here to pause

In seeds of laurel in the earth
The blossom of your fame is blown
And somewhere, waiting for its birth
The shaft is in the stone

Stoop, angels, hither from the skies!
There is no holier spot of ground
Than where defeated valor lies
By morning beauty crowned!

[West side]:
Through clouds and through sunshine
In peace and in war amid the stress
Of poverty and the storms of civil
Strife his soul never faltered
and his purpose never failed. To his
Poetic mission he was faithful to
The end. In life and in death he was
"not disobedient unto the heavenly vision."
 
Erected by Timrod Memorial Association of
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
2. Henry Timrod Marker
East side
S.C.
 
Location. 32° 46.608′ 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. 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. Washington Light Infantry Monument (a few steps from this marker); George Washington Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Salvador (within shouting distance of this marker); P.G.T. Beauregard (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Ravenel II House (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Prayer Composed By Ellison Capers (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Henry Timrod. (Submitted on February 14, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
2. Civil War Poetry. (Submitted on February 14, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
Henry Timrod Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
3. Henry Timrod Marker
North side

3. Poetry Foundation. (Submitted on February 14, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Henry Timrod
Henry Timrod (December 8, 1828 - October 7, 1867) was an American poet, often called The Poet Laureate of the Confederacy.
    — Submitted February 14, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Henry Timrod Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
4. Henry Timrod Marker
West side
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
5. Henry Timrod Marker
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
6. Henry Timrod
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7. Henry Timrod
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
8. Washington Park
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
9. Washington Park
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
10. Washington Park
 
 
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