Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Confederate Soldier Memorial
In Memory Of
"They Fell For Us and For Them
The Tears Of A Nation's Grief."
They Counted The Cost
And In Defence Of Right
They Paid The Martyr's Price."
Chapter No. 202
Erected 1904 by Kirby Smith Chapter No. 202 U.D.C.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 29° 39.1′ N, 82° 19.49′ W. Marker was in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Memorial was on South Main Street (State Road 329) near East University Avenue (State Road 24 / 26), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Alachula County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Josiah T. Walls (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spanish Cattle Ranching (about 500 feet away); First Gainesville Skirmish / Battle of Gainesville (about 500 feet away); City of Gainesville (about 600 feet away); East Florida Seminary (about 600 feet away); "The Great Endurance Run" (approx. ¼ mile away); The Gainesville Servicemen's Center / Thelma Boltin Center (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
Regarding Confederate Soldier Memorial. Description: Confederate soldier standing with his proper left leg forward and his proper left foot resting on a camp pack with a bed roll. He is holding the top of a musket with both hands, proper right hand above proper left hand while the musket base is on the ground. The soldier wears a sword scabbard on his proper left hip (no sword is apparent), and a pouch on his back side that is attached by a shoulder strap over his proper right shoulder. On his proper right hip is a rectangular box attached to a strap that is over his proper left shoulder and a small semi-circular pouch is attached to his belt
(Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum)
1. Additional Confederate Soldiers Memorial marker text (see photo #6)
Stonewall Camp No. 1438,
Gainesville, Florida, A.D. 1896
Baker, T.F. · Blitch, W.M. · Davis, Horatio· Dell, John B. · Jackson, L.W. · King, Thomas F. · Roseborough, John A. · Sanchez, E.C.F.
Doig, James · McCrew, John C. · Taylor, A.W. · Tench, John W.
Adams, J.W. · Adams, Wm. · Bagley, C.P. · Bailey, J.F. · Barnett, W.L. · Barr, John J. · Baxter, Wiley H. · Beach, John L. · Beckham, M.J. · Beckham, R.J. · Bell, F.A.B. · Bell, L.M. · Benefield, Eli. · Bennett, L.H. · Bennett, S.J. · Bennett, T.R. · Berry, J.N. · Berry, M.G. · Beville, John R. · Blalock, T.F. · Blanton, B.P. · Blitch, N.A. · Bone, J.N. · Boston, W.K. · Boulware, B.P. · Bowers, George H.M. · Bradford, Wm. · Bradley, J.H. · Brice, W.W. · Brooker, F.E. · Brooker, J.T. · Broome, G.K. · Bruce, W.W. · Bryant, W.A. · Buirnett, S.H. · Burton, J.J. · Button, J.M. · Cail, J.J. · Campbell, W.M. · Cannon, W.F. · Carlisle, J.A. · Cassells, S.B. · Cassells, T.A. · Cato, H.G. · Cato, T.H. · Cauthon,
— Submitted July 23, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
2. Memorial & Statue removed.
Workers for the United Daughters of the Confederacy, who installed the memorial in 1904, removed it today and the statue now stands in Oak Ridge Cemetery near Rochelle, southeast of Gainesville.
— Submitted August 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,286 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6. submitted on May 2, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.