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Memorial Bell Tower

 
 
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By Kevin W., March 30, 2013
1. Memorial Bell Tower Marker
Inscription.
To the Glory of God and in Memory of
James Thomas, Jr.
This Bell Tower is the gift of Mrs. Laura Thomas Rutherford who has presented this memorial to her father, as a tribute to his love for and loyalty to the First Baptist Church, of which he was for many years a faithful friend and active member. The bell was formerly in the steeple of the old church at 12th and Broad Streets. On Sunday, April 6th, 1862, by resolution unanimously adopted by the church membership, it was offered to the Confederate Government to be moulded into cannon, if so needed. To save the bell, through arrangement made with the Confederate Secretary of War, Mr. Thomas gave for it a stated sum in gold coin, and through the years it has rung, as it rings today.
"Peace on Earth - Good Will to Men"

 
Erected 1929 by Mrs. Laura Thomas Rutherford.
 
Location. 37° 33.591′ N, 77° 28.244′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on Monument Avenue 0.1 miles from North Mulberry Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2709 Monument Ave,, Richmond VA 23220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stonewall Jackson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
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By Kevin W., March 30, 2013
2. Memorial Bell Tower and Marker
line); Virginia Historical Society (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Broad Street Station (approx. mile away); Inner Line of Defence (approx. mile away); Robinson House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maury (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Home For Needy Confederate Women (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
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By Kevin W., March 30, 2013
3. Memorial Bell and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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