Lee Jackson Monument
—Baltimore's Confederate Monuments —
Sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser, this rare double equestrian monument depicts Lee and Jackson departing for the Battle of Chancellorsville, in Virginia. These two men became subjects of the “Lost Cause” movement which portrayed them as Christian soldiers and even as men who opposed slavery. Today current scholarship refutes these claims. These larger-than-life representations of Lee and Jackson helped perpetuate the “Lost Cause” ideology, which advocated for white supremacy and portrayed slavery as benign and justified secession.
In the same period that this monument was installed, Baltimore City continued to enforce racial segregation housing ordinances and deed covenants, continued to support segregation policies in public spaces and programs, and unequally funded African American school budgets, infrastructure improvement, and public programs.
In 2015, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed a Special Commission to Review Baltimore’s Public Confederate
This plaque serves to inform the public on the history of Baltimore’s Confederate monuments. For more information, please review the Special Commission to Review Baltimore’s Public Confederate Monuments Report to Mayor Rawlings-Blake located at www.chap.baltimorecity.gov.
Sign content developed by the Baltimore City Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation. Graphic design services provided by the Baltimore National Heritage Area.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 39° 19.464′ N, 76° 37.194′ W. Marker was in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker was on Art Museum Drive. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21218, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Spring House or Dairy - c. 1812 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Categories. • African Americans • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on May 1, 2017, by mishelle Etefania of Mexico, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 5, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 5. submitted on August 20, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.