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Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Soldier Memorial

(Gainesville Florida)

 
 
Confederate Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
1. Confederate Soldier Marker
Inventorie of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum...
Title: Confederate Soldier...Control Number: IAS FL000123 Sculpture: approx. 6 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. x 3 ft.; Base: approx. 10 ft. x 5 ft. 3 in. x 5 ft. 3 in.
John G. Segesman sculptor.
Inscription.
(North face)
In Memory Of
The
Confederate
Dead
1861 1865

(East face)
"They Fell For Us and For Them
Should Fall
The Tears Of A Nation's Grief."

(West face)
They Counted The Cost
And In Defence Of Right
They Paid The Martyr's Price."

(South face)
Erected By
Kirby Smith
Chapter No. 202
U.D.C.
A.D. 1904.


 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 29° 39.1′ N, 82° 19.49′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on S Main Street (State Road 329) near E University Avenue (State Road 24 / 26), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville FL 32601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alachula County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Josiah T. Walls (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spanish Cattle Ranching (about 500 feet away); First Gainesville Skirmish / Battle of Gainesville
Confederate Soldier Marker, North face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
2. Confederate Soldier Marker, North face
(about 500 feet away); City of Gainesville (about 600 feet away); East Florida Seminary (about 600 feet away); "The Great Endurance Run" (approx. mile away); The Gainesville Servicemen's Center / Thelma Boltin Center (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Regarding Confederate Soldier Memorial. Description: Confederate soldier standing with his proper left leg forward and his proper left foot resting on a camp pack with a bed roll. He is holding the top of a musket with both hands, proper right hand above proper left hand while the musket base is on the ground. The soldier wears a sword scabbard on his proper left hip (no sword is apparent), and a pouch on his back side that is attached by a shoulder strap over his proper right shoulder. On his proper right hip is a rectangular box attached to a strap that is over his proper left shoulder and a small semi-circular pouch is attached to his belt on the proper right side.
( Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum )
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Soldier Marker, East face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
3. Confederate Soldier Marker, East face
Confederate Soldier Marker, West face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
4. Confederate Soldier Marker, West face
Confederate Soldier Marker, South face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
5. Confederate Soldier Marker, South face
Confederate Soldier Memorial plaque on a nearby wall image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
6. Confederate Soldier Memorial plaque on a nearby wall
18611865
Roster of
Stonewall Camp No. 1438,
Organized at
Gainesville, Florida, A.D. 1896
Commanders
[List of 8 names]
Adjutants
[List of 4 names]
Members
[List of 227 names]
 
 
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