Tappahannock in Essex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Essex County Confederate Monument
To soldiers of Essex and those who fought with them.
They fought for the principles of state sovereignty
And in defense of their homes.
To maintain these rights the gallant sons of this
Gallant county marched gladly to the front and
Did their duty like men, from the opening guns at
First Manassas to the final chapter at Appomattox.
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 37° 55.699′ N, 76° 51.602′ W. Marker is in Tappahannock, Virginia, in Essex County. Memorial is on Prince Street, 0.1 miles west of Cross Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tappahannock VA 22560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tappahannock Tercentennial Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Tappahannock AO-43 (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Ritchie's Birthplace (within shouting distance of Essex County Court House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1728 Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Blake-Brockenbrough Cemetery (about 600 feet away); British Raid on Tappahannock / The War of 1812 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappahannock.
More about this monument. Cornerstone laid June 28, 1906. Dedicated Aug. 28, 1909. On bronze plaques on all four sides of base are listed 770 names of officers and soldiers.
Also see . . .
1. Essex County Museum & Historical Society. A list of the names found on the Confederate Monument is available. (Submitted on December 7, 2009.)
2. Historical Walking Tour of Tappahannock. (Submitted on December 7, 2009.)
3. Tappahannock Historic District. National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on December 7, 2009.)
Additional keywords. white nationalist propaganda; Neo-Confederate propaganda; Lost Cause propaganda
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,250 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on December 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.