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Near Union in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Civil War Monument

 
 
Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nessa Chan, May 24, 2004
1. Civil War Monument Marker
Inscription. On Aug. 21, 1901 this 20 ft. monument with 6 ft. statue depicting typical Confederate soldier was dedicated to the Monroe County men who served the lost cause. Hinton Marble Works produced the Italian marble statue, standing on granite pedestal, placed on native blue limestone. Site selected in anticipation of Union's growth. Dedication crowd of 10,000 heard speech of Gen. John Echols.
 
Erected 1982 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 37° 35.704′ N, 80° 32.565′ W. Marker is near Union, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker is on 5th Street (U.S. 219) 0.1 miles north of Knobs Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The town of Union never grew, so the monument sits in the middle of a large field. Marker is in this post office area: Union WV 24983, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union, Western Virginia (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. John Echols House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bishop Matthew W. Clair, Sr. (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Union (approx. mile away); General John Echols
Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 29, 2014
2. Civil War Monument
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Crook's Occupation of Union (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Porcher Miles (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chapman House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Union.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View from this Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
3. View from this Marker
Marker area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 29, 2014
4. Marker area
 
 
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