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Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Call To Arms

Confederate Civil War Memorial

 
 
The Call To Arms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
1. The Call To Arms Marker
Sculpture: approx. 9 ft. 10 in. x 4 ft. 10 in. x 4 ft.; Base: approx. 5 ft. 8 in. x 5 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. Smithsonian American Art Museum

Control Number Inventory of American Sculpture TX000958
Inscription. (On plaque on south side of base:)
The Call to Arms Erected 1907 by Navarro chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy To commemorate the valor and heroism of our Confederate Soldiers It is not in the power of mortals to command success The Confederate Soldier did more - he deserved it. "But their fame on brightest pages penned by poets and by pages Shall go sounding down the ages"
( Plaque on west side of base:)
"Nor shall your glory be fought while fame her record keeps or honor points the hollowed spot where valor proudly sleeps" "Tell it as you may It never can be told Sing it as you Will It never can be sung The Story of the Glory of the men who wore the gray"
(Plaque on east side of base:)
"It is a duty we owe the dead who died for us: - But where memories can never die - It is a duty we owe to posterity to see that our children shall know the virtues And rise worthy of their sires".
(Plaque on north side of base:)
The soldiers of the Southern Confederacy fought valiantly for The liberty of state bequeathed them By their forefathers of 1776 "Who Glorified Their righteous cause and they who made The sacrifice supreme in That they died To keep their country free" signed Founder's mark appears.

(On south side of bronze base of sculpture:) L. Amateis-sculptor
The Call To Arms southside plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
2. The Call To Arms southside plaque
...To commemorate the valor and heroism of our Confederate Soldiers ...
(On east side of bronze base of sculpture:) Bureau Brothers, Philadelphia, PA.-founder
 
Erected 1907 by Navarro Chapter 108 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 32° 5.694′ N, 96° 28.123′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on North 13th Street near West 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at the Soutwest corner of Courthouse Lawn. Marker is in this post office area: Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jose Antonio Navarro (within shouting distance of this marker); Navarro County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Corsicana in 1860-1872 (within shouting distance of this marker); Westminster Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Ingles Smith (about 300 feet away); Site of The First Courthouse (about 800 feet away); Corsicana (about 800 feet away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Corsicana.
 
Regarding The Call To Arms. A Civil War bugler stands in uniform holding
The Call To Arms westside plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
3. The Call To Arms westside plaque
"Nor shall your glory be fought while fame her record keeps or honor points the hollowed spot where valor proudly sleeps" (From poem Bivouac of the Dead)
a bugle to his mouth with his proper right hand. He holds a sword in his proper left hand at his side. He wears a hat with a feather in it and knee-high boots. A bedroll is slung over his proper left shoulder and strapped across his chest and proper right hip. The sculpture is mounted on a rectangular base.
In memory of those who fought for the Confederacy. It was dedicated in January of 1909 during a celebration of the birthdays of Generals Lee and Jackson.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Call To Arms eastside plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
4. The Call To Arms eastside plaque
"It is a duty we owe the dead who died for us: -...."
The Call To Arms northside plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
5. The Call To Arms northside plaque
The soldiers of the Southern Confederacy fought valiantly for ...
"The Call To Arms" at the Navarro County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
6. "The Call To Arms" at the Navarro County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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