Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
(front) Confederate Dead
Erected by Thos W. Smith in memory of his comrades.
(side) This shaft on which we carve no name, shall guide Virginia's youth - a sign-post on the road to fame, to honor and to truth.
A silent sentry, it shall stand to guard thro' coming time their graves who died for native land and duty most sublime.
(side) With shouts above the battle's roar they join the legions gone before; they bravely fought, they bravely fell, they wore the Gray and wore it well.
Erected 1889 by Col. Thomas W. Smith.
Location. 36° 44.097′ N, 76° 34.745′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Mahan Street 0.2 miles east of North Main Street. Touch for map. The monument stands in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Mahan Street, Suffolk VA 23434, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Siege of Suffolk (here, next to this marker); Remembrance Garden Monuments Watering Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Militia of Suffolk and Nansemond County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spanish War Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); World War I Monument (about 600 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 800 feet away); Korea and Vietnam Wars Memorial (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffolk.
More about this marker. Traditionally referred to as the “Confederate Monument,” the inscription on the shaftís base is “Confederate Dead.” This monument is described in documentation filed with the National Register of Historic Places and Virginia Landmarks Register. John P. Hall of Norfolk, Virginia is named as the designer. It is also included on Virginia Civil War Trails.
A photo of the monument is in the book, Suffolk: A Celebration of History, by Kermit Hobbs and William A. Paquette where the caption states that it was unveiled on November 14, 1889. And that “Col. Thomas
The monumentís site appears to change over time, based on various photographs of it. For example, in April 2009, the site was enclosed with a black gated fence. But in May 2017, the fence is gone; only the gate and fence posts are standing. See the nearby marker section for “Siege of Suffolk, Bacon for the Confederacy” to compare.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. A Cedar Hill Cemetery brochure. (Submitted on May 31, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
2. A list of Confederate monuments and memorials (wikipedia.org). (Submitted on May 31, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
3. Virginia Landmarks Register listing for the City of Suffolk. (Submitted on May 31, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
4. Cedar Hill Cemetery website. (Submitted on May 31, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
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