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Raymond in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hinds County Confederate Memorial

 
 
Hinds County Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
1. Hinds County Confederate Memorial
Front Side
Inscription.
(Front Side)
Confederate

We of the South Remember,
We of the South Revere.

(Rear Side)
Erected by the people of Hinds County in grateful memory of their men who in 1861-65 gave or offered to give their lives for the maintenance of constitutional government; and to the heroic women whose devotion to our cause in its darkest hour sustained the strong and strengthened the weak.
 
Location. 32° 15.625′ N, 90° 25.417′ W. Marker is in Raymond, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Main Street (State Highway 467) and Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on W. Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at the west corner of the grounds of the Raymond Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 127 W. Main St, Raymond MS 39154, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Mark's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Raymond Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The McCoy Brothers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Guide to the Campaign Trail (about 400 feet away); Confederate Cemetery
Hinds County Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
2. Hinds County Confederate Memorial
Rear Side
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Bledsoe's Battery (approx. 1.4 miles away); C.S. Gregg's Task Force (approx. 1.4 miles away); C.S. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (3 Guns) (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Raymond.
 
Additional comments.
1. Description of Monument
The monument cost $4,000 and was sponsored by the Nathan Bedford Forrest Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Frederick Cleveland Hibbard, whose name is on the bronze plaque on the front of the monument, may have designed the entire monument or may have just sculpted the plaque. Frank Teich supplied the stone work for the monument; American Bronze Company cast the statue.

The monument shows a Confederate soldier standing at parade rest. He wears a uniform which includes a soft "campaign" hat. He holds the barrel of a rifle in both hands. The butt of the rifle rests on the plinth in front of his proper right foot. His bedroll is slung across his shoulder and cinched together on his proper right hip. On his proper left hip is a pack, probably containing ammunition. The statue stands upon a granite cube approx. 26 x 24 x 24 inches. Sculpted
Inscription on Front Side of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
3. Inscription on Front Side of Memorial
into the granite cube: on the front or west side, a cannon and cannon balls representing the Confederate artillery. On the south side, anchors honoring the navy. On the east front, crossed swords representing the Confederate navy. On the north front, crossed muskets and a soldier's hat. At eye level on the granite shaft, a bronze plaque which pictures a wounded soldier sitting on the ground under a tree and being supported by a woman, who is giving him a drink from a canteen.

From the Smithsonian American Art Museum
    — Submitted November 4, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Inscription on Rear Side of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
4. Inscription on Rear Side of Memorial
Statue of Confederate Soldier on Top of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
5. Statue of Confederate Soldier on Top of Memorial
Plaque on Front of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
6. Plaque on Front of Memorial
As stated on the marker "The Campaign Turns East" in the Raymond Military Park, the plaque "memorializes the assistance local citizens provided the wounded of both armies after the battle."
Raymond Courthouse and Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
7. Raymond Courthouse and Confederate Memorial
View to northeast across W. Main Street
Hinds County Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
8. Hinds County Confederate Memorial
View to northwest
Hinds County Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
9. Hinds County Confederate Memorial
View to south across Oak Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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