Spotsylvania Courthouse in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A Monumental Task
A spark of ingenuity occurred when Miss Esther Barney, of the United Daughters of the Confederacay (UDC) Fredericksburg Chapter met with the Ladies Memorial Association. On January 13, 1913, a new Chapter of the UDC was established in Spotsylvania county. These two organizations would assist one another in the building of the monument.
A monument fund was established in 1909 with Mrs. T.A. Harris as Chairman. Upon her death, she was succeeded by Mrs. Cr> Andrews. The monument committee was composed of:
Mrs. C.R. Andrews, Chairman
Mrs. L.R. Colbert, Mrs. J.R. Coleman
Mrs. T.W. Dew, Mrs. C.T. Dickerson
Mrs. T.A. Frazer, Mrs. J.A. Harris
Mrs. G.W. palmer, Mrs. Absalom Waller
Mrs. R.M. Waller
The Ladies were assisted by the gentlemen:
C.R. Andrews, Chairman. L.R. Colbert, Judge A.T. Embrey, T.A. Frazer, T.A. Harris, Dr. W.A. Harris, C.W. Heckler, Capt. M.B. Bowe, Capt. R.C. Vance, R.M. Waller and Henry Warden
Erected by Ladies Memorial Association of Spotsylvania and Spotsylvania County Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is January 13, 1913.
Location. 38° 12.149′ N, 77° 35.008′ W. Marker is in Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Confederate Cemetery Drive south of Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 208), on the right. Located in the Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Unknown Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); A Final Resting Place (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Noble Ladies of SpotsylvaniaThe First Stones Were Free (within shouting distance of this marker); Beneath This Sacred Soil (within shouting distance of this marker); More Than Just A Stone (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania Courthouse.
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