Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy
1861 In Memory of the Women of Our Southland 1865
Let this mute but eloquent
structure speak to generations
to come, of a generation of
the past. Let it repeat
perpetually the imperishable
story of our women of the 60’s.
Those noble women who
sacrificed their all
upon their country’s altar.
Unto their memory, the Florida Division
of the United Confederate Veterans
affectionately dedicates this monument.
Erected 1915 by Florida Division of the United Confederate Veterans.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 30° 20.088′ N, 81° 39.267′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Phelps Street near Hubbard Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Confederate Park, easy access from Hubbard Street. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32206, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1914 United Confederate Veterans Reunion (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Site of the Forty-Ninth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry Florida's First African-American Insurance Company--1901-2001 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seminole War Blockhouse Site (approx. half a mile away); Jacksonville's 1901 Fire (approx. half a mile away); St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Memorial 1861-1865 (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Jacksonville.
Regarding The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy. A large canopy or "temple" structure with a standing female atop the roof and a seated female figure inside the structure. The standing female is an allegorical figure, wearing drapery and holding a partially unfurled flag in her proper right arm. Her proper left arm is extended out and downward and her head is tilted down. She stands atop a small tiered base or plinth on the roof of the temple. The seated figure wears a draped gown and is seated on a chair inside the temple. She is looking into a large book that is open on her lap.
The entire monument is set on an earth embankment which is surrounded by low concrete walls and shrubs. The base and floor of the monument are made of granite. At each corner of the monument are three granite columns which support a granite roof. On the underside of the roof are four panels, possibly made of marble, with a bronze medallion in the center.
Overall: approx. 41 x 28 x 28 ft.; Standing figure: approx. 13 x 3 x 3 ft.; Seated figure: approx. 42 x 42 x 44 in.; Seated figure base: approx. 80 x 62 x 62 in.
(Smithsonian American Art Museum,Inventory of American Sculpture)
Also see . . .
1. Smithsonian AmericanArt Museum. Monument to Jacksonville's Women of the Confedercy: Artist: Newman, Allen George, 1875-1940, sculptor. Jno. Williams, Inc., founder. McNeel Marble Works, contractor. (Submitted on August 27, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy. in Jacksonville's Confederate Park (Submitted on August 27, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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