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Monticello in Jefferson County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jefferson County Florida Confederate Memorial

 
 
Jefferson County Confederate Memorial (<i>north/front side detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, November 14, 2018
1. Jefferson County Confederate Memorial (north/front side detail)
Inscription.  
(front/north side)
Erected
1899
by the
Ladies’ Memorial
Association
of
Jefferson County
Fla.
Our
Fallen Heros

(west side)
Let this testimonial of Woman’s deathless fidelity to Man’s imperishable valor speak to the sons and daughters of the South and for all time to come.

Let this mute but eloquent marble testify to the enduring hardness of that living human wall of Florida Soldiery that stood during four long years of pitiless war – a barrier between our homes and an invading foe.

Let the young Southron, as he gazes upon this shaft, remember how gloriously Florida’s sons illustrated their sunny land on the red fields of carnage; and how Woman – fair and faithful – freshens the glory of their fame.

(east side)
Far more indestructible than polished stone or tempered bronze, is the memory of those whose lives were here commemorate.

Sublime in love of state; brilliant in execution of heroic duty; conscious of rights beyond controversy; patient under the ravages of pestilence; unsubdued by merciless
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hardships in prison; glorifying an unsuccessful cause by matchless deeds at arms; enriching a thousand hills with crimson crest – dyed with precious blood; bowing in submission to God alone;

These be our Heros.
 
Erected 1899 by Ladies' Memorial Association of Jefferson County.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 30° 32.721′ N, 83° 52.209′ W. Marker is in Monticello, Florida, in Jefferson County. Memorial is at the intersection of Jefferson Street (Courthouse Circle) (U.S. 19) and Washington Street (U.S. 90), on the left when traveling north on Jefferson Street (Courthouse Circle). Marker is located on the north side of the Jefferson County Courthouse grounds, beside the walkway leading to the main north courthouse entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Courthouse Circle, Monticello FL 32344, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson County Sesquicentennial (here, next to this marker); Perkins Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); "Meeting Oak" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town of Monticello (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monticello Methodist Church (about
Jefferson County Confederate Memorial (<i>north, east, south & west side detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, November 14, 2018
2. Jefferson County Confederate Memorial (north, east, south & west side detail)
700 feet away); Jefferson County High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Girardeau House (approx. half a mile away); Ernest I. Thomas Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monticello.
 
More about this memorial. Marker is a tall obelisk-like monument, with words engraved on three of four sides.
 
Jefferson County Confederate Memorial (<i>tall view; north/front side</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, November 14, 2018
3. Jefferson County Confederate Memorial (tall view; north/front side)
Jefferson County Confederate Memorial (<i>wide view; Jefferson County Courthouse in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, November 14, 2018
4. Jefferson County Confederate Memorial (wide view; Jefferson County Courthouse in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 19, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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