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Opelika in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lee County Confederate Memorial

CSA    Comrades

 

— 1861    1865 —

 
Lee County Confederate Memorial (north side) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 3, 2021
1. Lee County Confederate Memorial (north side)
Inscription.  
North side
To Our Confederate Dead
and Lee County Veterans

West side
"Nor Shall Your Glory Be Forgot, While Fame Her Record Keeps, Or Honor Points The Hallowed Spot, Where Valor Proudly Sleeps!

Easts side
"Defeated, yet without a stain."
 
Erected 1910 by Robert E. Lee Chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy, Opelika, Alabama.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
 
Location. 32° 38.733′ N, 85° 22.602′ W. Marker is in Opelika, Alabama, in Lee County. Memorial is on Geneva Street south of South 8th Street, on the left when traveling south. Located near the First Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 S 8th St, Opelika AL 36801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Killgore Scholarships / Some Terms of Scholarships (about 600 feet away); Lee County Courthouse / Lee County Probate Judges
Lee County Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
2. Lee County Confederate Memorial
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(about 700 feet away); Lynching in America / Lynching in Lee County (about 700 feet away); Pepperell Manufacturing Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee County World War II Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); Railroad Avenue Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelika.
 
More about this memorial. The poem on one side is take from the Theodore O'Hara poem Bivouac Of The Dead. (Written in memory of the Kentucky troops killed in the Mexican War - 1847)
However one word is changed from the original poem. The original part is "For Honor Points The Hallowed Spot," and this memorial changes the first word to "Or" instead of "For".

Although erected on December 7th, 1910, it was not dedicated until April 6th, 1911. It was re-dedicated on March 30th, 2019 by the Robert E. Lee Chapter, Camp 192, UDC.
 
Lee County Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 3, 2021
3. Lee County Confederate Memorial
Lee County Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 3, 2021
4. Lee County Confederate Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 122 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 3, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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