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Bennettsville in Marlboro County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Civil War Monument

[Marlboro County]

 
 
Confederate Civil War Monument, Marlboro County, SC image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, circa August 1998
1. Confederate Civil War Monument, Marlboro County, SC
Inscription.  
[Inscriptions: South face]
1861
UDC

303
of Marlboro’s noble sons sacrificed
their lives on the battlefield, in
prison, and by disease.

“God’s peace is everlasting”
are the dream-words of their sleep.

Erected A.D. 1907
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No country ever had truer sons ;
No cause - nobler champions;
No people - bolder defenders;
No principle - purer victims.

In honored remembrance shall we ever
hold those who were permitted to
return, and bravely resume their
duties, as true and loyal citizens.

[East face]
“Tell It, Ye Unfolding Years.”
One thousand brave men composed
the ten companies that went from
Marlboro into the Confederate service.
Their valor was displayed on the battlefields of
Manassas, Malvern Hill, Sharpsburg,
Chancellorsville, Chickamauga, Wilderness,
Morris Island, Cold Harbor, Petersburg,
Gettysburg, Franklin, Bentonville,
Trevillian and others.
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“And
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the grief which lieth
behind, let us turn to the chase of forgiveness.”


[West face]
1865
CSA

“Ours are they,
by an ownership, nor time nor
death can free, for God hath given
to love, to keep its own eternally.”

Our Confederate Dead

 
Erected 1907.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 34° 37.021′ N, 79° 41.041′ W. Marker is in Bennettsville, South Carolina, in Marlboro County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 15) and North Marlboro Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. The monument is on the lawn at the east end of the Marlboro County Court House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bennettsville SC 29512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bennettsville (within shouting distance of this marker); General John McQueen (within shouting distance of this marker); Marlborough County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jennings-Brown House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Female Academy
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(about 500 feet away); J.F. Kinney House / P.M. Kinney House (about 600 feet away); Bennettsville Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); D.D. McColl House / D.D. McColl House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bennettsville.
 
Also see . . .  Bennettsville, SC. (Submitted on October 30, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,209 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on July 4, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photo   1. submitted on October 30, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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