Okolona in Chickasaw County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument
to a thousand
sleep in our
died in the war
Erected 1951 by the City of Okolona.
Location. 34° 0.252′ N, 88° 44.801′ W. Marker is in Okolona, Mississippi, in Chickasaw County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Main Street and South Gatlin Street, in the median on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 West Main Street, Okolona MS 38860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Okolona in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Okolona (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Okolona Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chickasaw County Confederate Tribute (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Okolona (approx. one mile away); Okolona College (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Okolona (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Okolona.
More about this monument. An original monument was erected in 1905. The soldier on top of the monument fell over into the street and was heavily restored. The original rifle has been replaced by a non-period World War I bolt action rifle. Sculptor: John A. Stinson; Fabricator: Columbus Marble Works. Many of the names have become weathered over the years.
Regarding Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument. Full-length figure of Confederate soldier in uniform and hat on top of a shaft. He holds a rifle by the barrel with his proper right hand, the butt resting by his proper right foot. His proper left hand is held above his eyes as if to shield them. He wears a knapsack on his back and there is a pouch on his proper left side at waist-level, secured by a belt. The shaft is inscribed on all sides. A cannon sits in front of the two-stepped base mounted on concrete.Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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