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Texarkana in Bowie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Confederate Mothers Monument

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cmh2315fl via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0), December 21, 2016
1. Confederate Mothers Monument
“O great Confederate mothers,
we would paint your names on
monuments, that men may read
them as the years go by and trib-
ute pay to you, who bore and nur-
tured hero-sons and gave them
solace on that darkest day,
when they came home, with
broken swords and guns!”

Erected 1918 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWomen.
Location. 33° 25.478′ N, 94° 2.599′ W. Marker is in Texarkana, Texas, in Bowie County. Memorial is at the intersection of Olive Street and West 5th Street, on the right when traveling north on Olive Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Texarkana TX 75501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. James Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Post Office and Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Texarkana World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); Texarkana (approx. 0.3 miles away); Central Christian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Scott Joplin (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Bowie (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Texarkana.
More about this monument. The inscription is from “Woman's Part in War,” a poem by Mary H. Southworth Kimbrough that appeared on the cover of Confederate Veteran magazine's August 1916 issue.
Also see . . .  Confederate Mothers Monument. Although the monument is among the few to honor Confederate women, the United Daughters of the Confederacy's Texas division didn't approve of it. The reason: It just honored women for motherhood, not for the work and sacrifices they made during the Civil War. (Laura Mammina and Mahnoor Raza, Clio: Your Guide to History) (Submitted on April 28, 2022.) 
Confederate Mothers Monument image. Click for full size.
cmh2315fl via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0), December 21, 2016
2. Confederate Mothers Monument
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2022. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 215 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2022.

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