Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Confederate Dead Monument
1861 - 1865
In Memory of the men, from all states of the South, who fell in the defense of Vicksburg during a siege of 47 days - May 18 to July 3, 1863. A defense unsurpassed in the annals of war for heroism, endurance of devotion, and patriotic devotion.
"We care not whence they came, dear in their lifeless clay, whether unknown or known to fame, their cause and country still the same, they died - and they wore the gray."
Here rests some few of those who vainly brave died for the land they loved, but could not save.
Mrs. M.A. Stevens
Mrs. T.W. Preston
Mrs. F.J. Hoffman
Our dead are mourned forever through all the future ages. In history and in story their fame shall shine, their name shall twine; they need no greater glory, tenderly fall our tears over their lifeless clay here lie the dead who fought and bled and fell in garb of gray. Ours the fate of the vanquished whose heartaches never cease. Ours the tears, regrets and tears, their's the eternal peace.
Erected 1893 by Vicksburg Confederate Cemetery Association.
Location. 32° 21.982′ N, 90° 51.569′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Lindsey Street north of Buck Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the Soldier's Rest C.S.A. Cemetery, part of the Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Dead at Vicksburg Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers Rest C.S.A. Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Randal W. MacGavock (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Adams (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tennessee (approx. 0.4 miles away); C.S. Company A, (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mississippi 6th Infantry (Detachment) (approx. 0.6 miles away); C.S. Company C, (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
Regarding Confederate Dead Monument. Full-length figure of a uniformed Confederate soldier stands on a pedestal on a tiered base. The figure wears a long coat, hat and mustache and holds his rifle in front of him, butt on the ground with both hands around the barrel. Sculpture: granite; Base: granite. Dimensions: Sculpture: approximately: 8 x 2 x 1 ft.; Base: approximately: 14 x 4 x 4 ft.
Sculptor: A.A. Meneze
Fabricator: Hill City Marble Works
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
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