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Orangeburg in Orangeburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Orangeburg Confederate Memorial

 
 
Orangeburg Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Orangeburg Confederate Monument
T. Markwalter, sculptor.
Inscription.  
(North face)
To the
Confederate Dead
of
Orangeburg District
1861 — 1865

(East face)
Erected
by the woman of
Orangeburg County
1893

(South face)
A grateful tribute
to the brave defenders of
Our Rights,
Our Honor
and Our Homes


(West face)
Let Posterity emulate their
Virtues
and treasure the
memory of their
Valor
and
Patriotism

 
Erected 1893.
 
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 33° 29.413′ N, 80° 51.811′ W. Marker is in Orangeburg, South Carolina, in Orangeburg County. Marker is on Russell Street (State Highway 33) near Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orangeburg SC 29115, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Two Old Guns Of Captain Henry Felder (a few steps from this marker); Court House Square
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Jewish Merchants/Jewish Life (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orangeburg Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Graveyard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Dixie Club Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Williams Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Church of the Redeemer (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orangeburg.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Description of monument.
Uniformed Confederate soldier stands atop a tall pedestal which rests on a tiered base. The figure faces southwest and leans on his rifle with both hands. A canteen and haversack hang from his proper left shoulder and a knife is at his proper left side. He carries a bedroll and a kepi rests on his head.
The monument was initiated and designed by the Orangeburg Confederate Monument Association and was cast in a small town in Massachusetts. It was moved within the town square when the courthouse, where it stood, was razed.

From the Smithsonian American Art
Orangeburg Confederate Monument, North face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 3, 2010
2. Orangeburg Confederate Monument, North face
Museum
    — Submitted November 4, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Orangeburg Confederate Monument , East face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 3, 2010
3. Orangeburg Confederate Monument , East face
Orangeburg Confederate Monument , South face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 3, 2010
4. Orangeburg Confederate Monument , South face
Orangeburg Confederate Monument , West face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 3, 2010
5. Orangeburg Confederate Monument , West face
Orangeburg Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 3, 2010
6. Orangeburg Confederate Monument
The model for the sculpture was a Confederate soldier named John S. Palmer. (SIRIS entry Control Number: IAS SC000221,Smithsonian American Art Museum Inventory of American Sculpture )
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,114 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 15, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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