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Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument

 
 
Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument image. Click for full size.
February 9, 2009
1. Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument
Inscription.  
Erected by the
Confederate Soldiers & Sailors
Monument Association
Anno Domini 1887-1894.

 
Erected 1894 by Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 37° 31.6′ N, 77° 25.067′ W. Marker was in Richmond, Virginia. Marker could be reached from the intersection of North 29th Street and Libby Terrace, in the median. This 100-foot monument is located in Libby Hill Park. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Richmond VA 23298, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The View That Named The City (a few steps from this marker); "Richmond" (within shouting distance of this marker); Libby House (within shouting distance of this marker); 5 North 29th Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 2916 Libby Terrace (about 300 feet away, measured
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February 9, 2009
2. Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument
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in a direct line); 3013 Libby Terrace (about 400 feet away); Bloody Run (about 500 feet away); 2710 E. Franklin Street (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
More about this monument. This memorial to Confederate enlisted men was designed by City Engineer Wilfred Cutshaw. He modeled it after Pompey's Pillar in Egypt. A 17-foot bronze soldier by Richmond artist William Ludwell Sheppard stands atop a 73-foot Corinthian column. The column is composed of 13 stone cylinders representing the 13 Confederate states.
 
Regarding Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument. The statue of this monument was removed by local authorities on July 8, 2020.
 
Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument on Libby Hill. image. Click for full size.
February 9, 2009
3. Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument on Libby Hill.
Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Richmond, Va. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Hugh C. Leighton Co., Manufacturers, Portland, ME., circa 1907
4. Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Richmond, Va.
VCU Libraries Digital Collections - Rarely Seen Richmond
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,536 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 18, 2009.   2. submitted on February 17, 2009.   3. submitted on February 18, 2009.   4. submitted on May 10, 2012. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 5, 2022