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Tappahannock in Essex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Essex County Confederate Monument

 
 
Essex County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
1. Essex County Confederate Monument
Officers and Company A 55th. Va. Regt.
Inscription.  
Erected
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.

 
Erected 1906.
 
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 Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
2. Essex County Confederate Monument
Company A 55th. Va. Regt. continued
Company D 55th. Va. Regt.
Company F 55th. Va. Regt.
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this marker); 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
 
Essex County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
3. Essex County Confederate Monument
Company F 55th. Va. Regt. continued
Company G 55th. Va. Regt.
Company K 55th. Va. Regt.
Company F 9th. Va. Cavalry
Essex County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
4. Essex County Confederate Monument
Company F 9th. Va. Cavalry continued
[Reserves]
Confederate Monument on Prince Street image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
5. Confederate Monument on Prince Street
Essex County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
6. Essex County Courthouse
Old Clerk's Office image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
7. Old Clerk's Office
Now Essex County Women's Club
Restored Civil War cannon image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
8. Restored Civil War cannon
The cannon is a 3-inch Ordnance Rifle produced by Phoenix Iron Works, in Pennsylvania in 1864. It is registry number 826, weighing 816 pounds.
Essex County War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
9. Essex County War Memorial
Tappahannock Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
10. Tappahannock Historic District
 
 
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.

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