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Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

The Confederate Dead

 
 
Confederate Dead Monument Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
1. Confederate Dead Monument Dedication
Inscription.  

Erected
to the memory of the
Confederate Dead
April 26, 1871
by the
Lee Memorial Association
of Jefferson County
———————
There's grandeur in graves, there's glory in gloom
For out of the gloom, future brightness is born.
As, after the night Looms the sunrise of morn.
And the graves of the dead with the grass overgrown,
May yet form the footstool of Liberty's throne.
And in each simple wreck in the way-path of might
Shall yet be a rock in the temple of right.
[from Abram Joseph Ryan's A Land Without Ruins]
———————
It is sweet and honorable
to die for one's country
———————
In life united in the the discharge
of patriotic duty, in death
they ought not to be separated

 
Erected 1871 by the Lee Memorial Association.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location.
Confederate Dead Monument Poem Excerpt image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
2. Confederate Dead Monument Poem Excerpt
39° 17.394′ N, 77° 51.25′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Memorial is at the intersection of Seminary Street and Congress Street, on the left when traveling south on Seminary Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: At the NW corner of Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edge Hill Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); In Memoriam (a few steps from this marker); Lock Graveyard Memorial (a few steps from this marker); "Coloured" Grave Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Rutherford House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Stribling House (about 400 feet away); Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Major James Gibson (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
 
Additional keywords. Confederate memorial
 
Confederate Dead Monument Epitaph image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
3. Confederate Dead Monument Epitaph
Confederate Dead Monument Epitaph image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
4. Confederate Dead Monument Epitaph
Confederate Dead Monument Stacked Muskets image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
5. Confederate Dead Monument Stacked Muskets
Confederate Dead Monument Crossed Sabers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
6. Confederate Dead Monument Crossed Sabers
The Confederate Dead Monument and Soldiers' Plot image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
7. The Confederate Dead Monument and Soldiers' Plot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Nov. 26, 2020