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Oxford in Lafayette County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lafayette County Confederate Monument

 
 
Lafayette County Confederate Monument (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. Lafayette County Confederate Monument (Front)
Inscription.
Front
In Memory of
The Patriotism of the
Confederate Soldiers
Of Lafayette County,
Mississippi.
______
They Gave Their Lives
In A Just and Holy Cause.

Erected 1907

Left side (West)
A Tribute to
Our Confederate Dead
By their Surviving Comrades

Rear (North)
The
Sons of Veterans Unite in
This Justification of Their
Fathers Faith

Right side (East)
A Tribute to
Our Confederate Dead
By their Surviving Comrades
.
 
Erected 1907 by Patriotic Daughters of Lafayette County.
 
Location. 34° 21.967′ N, 89° 31.128′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Mississippi, in Lafayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Courthouse Square and South Lamar Boulevard, on the left when traveling east on Courthouse Square. Touch for map. Located on the south side of the Lafayette County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 Courthouse Square, Oxford MS 38655, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker);
Lafayette County Confederate Monument (West side) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. Lafayette County Confederate Monument (West side)
Oxford & Lafayette County Blues (within shouting distance of this marker); Oxford (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oxford Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign (approx. mile away); Burns "Belfry" Church (approx. mile away); Freedmen Town (approx. 0.3 miles away); L. Q. C. Lamar House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Regarding Lafayette County Confederate Monument. A figure of a Confederate soldier standing at parade rest. He wears a uniform including a hat. He holds the barrel of a rifle in both hands. The butt of the rifle rests in front of his proper right foot. His proper left foot is slightly forward and bent at the knee. He stands atop a marble shaft and base, facing south. On the south face of the shaft is a low relief of a furled Confederate flag. The base of the monument is stepped. Sculptor: John A. Stinson, Fabricator:
Columbus Marble Works. ~ Smithsonian American Art Museum

Oxford is one
Lafayette County Confederate Monument (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
3. Lafayette County Confederate Monument (Rear)
of the few small Southern towns with two Confederate monuments. It was a compromise between two factions of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, one group wanting the statue placed on Courthouse Square, the other arguing that it should be on the campus of the University of Mississippi.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lafayette County Confederate Monument (East side) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
4. Lafayette County Confederate Monument (East side)
Lafayette County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
5. Lafayette County Confederate Monument
View of monument, courthouse and Courthouse Square. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
6. View of monument, courthouse and Courthouse Square.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 96 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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