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Ocala in Marion County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Marion County Confederate Memorial Marker

 
 
Marion County Confederate Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, 11.13.15
1. Marion County Confederate Memorial Marker
Inscription.  On May 1, 1908, the John J. Dickison Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) dedicated this monument to honor the Confederate dead. To erect the monument, the UDC collected $1,500 from its members, schoolchildren (donating pennies), and the general public. The namesake of the UDC chapter, Captain J. J. Dickison, was a Marion County resident who served as a captain in the Second Florida Cavalry during the Civil War. Confederate monuments such as this were erected throughout the South after the war. The granite-tiered monument was fabricated by the McNeel Marble Works of Marietta, Georgia, a nationally-recognized manufacturer of marble stonework and large funerary art and memorials in the early twentieth century. It stands 23 feet high and is topped by a carved marble Confederate soldier locally referred to as “Johnny Reb.” Moved several times during its history due to expansions of the Marion County Courthouse, the monument found a permanent home at this location in 2010.
 
Erected 2012 by Marion County Historical Commission, Marion County Board of County Commissioners, Florida
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Department of State. (Marker Number F-743.)
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 1, 1908.
 
Location. 29° 11.186′ N, 82° 6.157′ W. Marker is in Ocala, Florida, in Marion County. Memorial is at the intersection of East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40) and Southeast 25th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Silver Springs Boulevard. Marker is located in the Ocala Veteran's Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ocala FL 34470, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Presidential Military Service (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Nautilus SSN 571 (within shouting distance of this marker); First Marine Division (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named USS Nautilus SSN 571 (within shouting distance of this marker); 65th Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); WASP (within shouting distance of this marker); Fallen Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Women in the Air Force (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocala.
 
Marion County Confederate Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, 11.13.15
2. Marion County Confederate Memorial Marker
Long view of marker
Marion County Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, December 30, 1899
3. Marion County Confederate Memorial
Long view of the statue. It carries the following inscriptions:
1861-1865
The South reveres her Washington, Madison, Jefferson, and Monroe, Andrew Jackson and others, who laid the foundations of our Grand Republic She Honors her Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Stuart, Johnson, Forrest and every brave son who fought to preserve our liberties, guaranteed by the fathers, under the Constitution
Confederate
(flag inscription) It’s fame on brightest pages, penned by poets and by sages, shall go sounding down the ages
Erected in 1908
Dickison Chapter No 56, U.D.C. in honor of the Heroes of the Confederacy
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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