Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Confederate Dead
to the memory of the
April 26, 1871
Lee Memorial Association
of Jefferson County
There's grandeur in graves, there's glory in gloom
For out of the gloom, future brightness is born.
As, after the night Looms the sunrise of morn.
And the graves of the dead with the grass overgrown,
May yet form the footstool of Liberty's throne.
And in each simple wreck in the way-path of might
Shall yet be a rock in the temple of right.
[from Abram Joseph Ryan's A Land Without Ruins]
It is sweet and honorable
to die for one's country
In life united in the the discharge
of patriotic duty, in death
they ought not to be separated
Erected 1871 by the Lee Memorial Association.
Location. 39° 17.394′ N, 77° 51.25′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Seminary Street and Congress Street, on the left when traveling south on Seminary Street. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edge Hill Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Lock Graveyard Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Rutherford House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Stribling House (about 400 feet away); Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Major James Gibson (about 400 feet away); Zion Episcopal Churchyard (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.