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Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

1914 United Confederate Veterans Reunion

 
 
1914 United Confederate Veterans Reunion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 19, 2012
1. 1914 United Confederate Veterans Reunion Marker
Inscription. On these grounds, May 6-9, 1914, the United Confederate Veterans celebrated their 24th annual reunion. Expecting no more than 25,000 reunion goers, the city was nearly overwhelmed when an estimated 70,000 visitors including 8,000 Veterans converged on Jacksonville. The average Veteran was 74 years old. Citizens met the Veterans at the train depot on arrival to extend the hand of welcome and to provide temporary homes to these honored guests of the city. Additional lodging and meals were provided to hundreds in tents pitched here and in Springfield Park. The Assurance of Welcome was given by Governor Park Trammell in a proclamation stating that "Florida has never been laggard in loyalty to the Southern Cause or to the Southern Veterans." Giant parades consisting of uniformed Confederate Veterans occurred each day. One of the highlights of the event was the return of the captured flag of the Ohio 76th Infantry by the 1st Arkansas Infantry C.S.A. The convention left a permanent mark on Jacksonville, when five months later Dignan Park was renamed Confederate Park. The following year the Women of the Southern Confederacy Monument was unveiled.
 
Erected by Kirby-Smith Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp No. 1203.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in
1914 United Confederate Veterans Reunion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 19, 2012
2. 1914 United Confederate Veterans Reunion Marker
the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 30° 20.074′ N, 81° 39.309′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Main Street N (State Route 5) (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Confederate Park in between Orange Street and Phelps 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. Camp Site of the Forty-Ninth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry (here, next to this marker); The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker); 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); Jacksonville's 1901 Fire (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seminole War Blockhouse Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Memorial 1861-1865 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Also see . . .  The Kirby-Smith Camp #1209, Sons of Confederate Veterans. 24th United Confederate Veterans Reunion,Jacksonville, Florida 1914 with pictures (Submitted on August 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1914 United Confederate Veterans Reunion Marker, in Confederate Park image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 19, 2012
3. 1914 United Confederate Veterans Reunion Marker, in Confederate Park
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Jacksonville's Confederate Park image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 19, 2012
4. Jacksonville's Confederate Park
Women of the Southern Confederacy Monument, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 19, 2012
5. Women of the Southern Confederacy Monument, as mentioned
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on . Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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