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Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument

 
 
Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, 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 monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 31.6′ N, 77° 25.067′ W. Marker is in Church Hill in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can 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 is 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 marker. 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 / Langstedt House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 3013 Libby Terrace
Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument
(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 Church Hill.
 
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.
 
Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument on Libby Hill. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
3. Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument on Libby Hill.
Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Richmond, Va. image. Click for full size.
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 April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,362 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2. submitted on February 17, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on February 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on May 10, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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