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Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Haud Pluribus Impar

 
 
Haud Pluribus Impar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 26, 2017
1. Haud Pluribus Impar Marker
“Haud Pluribus Impar” means something like “to no one equal”.
Inscription.
At Ball’s Bluff, near this town on the threshold of Virginia and the Confederacy, the invading army of the North was, on Oct. 21st 1861, utterly defeated and driven into the Potomac. This monument is erected to the memory of those who died in defense of the Lost Cause by their late comrades in arms and a grateful and admiring people. Oct 21st, 1877.

To the
Unknown Confederate Dead
who lie near this monument
noble Sons of Loudoun who
fell and were
left on the field of battle.

The gallant soldiers whose memory this monument is intended to perpetuate were attached chiefly to the following commands viz:
8th & 17th Va. Inf.
Loudoun Artillery
White’s 42nd, Batt. Va. Cav.
Mosby’s 43rd, Batt. Va Cav.
13th, 17th, 18th, & 21st. Miss. Inf.
No sound can awake them to glory again

Stoop angels, hither from the skies
There is no holier spot of ground
Than where defeated valor lies
By mourning beauty crowned

 
Erected 1877.
 
Location. 39° 7.307′ N, 77° 33.883′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North King Street (
To the Unknown Confederate Dead image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 26, 2017
2. To the Unknown Confederate Dead
Business U.S. 15) and Oakcrest Manor Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is in Leesburg's Union Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 N King St, Leesburg VA 20176, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Fenton Mercer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fighting for Freedom (approx. ¼ mile away); Lee Comes to Leesburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Richard Owings (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ealry Methodism in Leesburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Stone Church Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Soldiers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Loudoun County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
 
Regarding Haud Pluribus Impar. Latin phrase translated as "To no one equal."
 
Additional comments.
1. “White’s 42nd, Batt. Va. Cav.”
“Who ‘White’ is with the ‘42nd Va. Cav.’ is not clear. Col. Elijah V. White commanded the 35th Battalion of Virginia Cavalry, not the ‘42nd Batt. Va. Cav. (Washington).’ William T. Robins was Lieutenant Colonel of the 42nd Virginia Cavalry. Major, later Lt. Col. Robert White was commander of the 41st Virginia Cavalry.” — Timothy S. Sedore, An Illustrated Guide
The Gallant Soldiers image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 26, 2017
3. The Gallant Soldiers
to Virginia's Confederate Monuments
, 2011.
    — Submitted November 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
<center>Stoop angels, hither from the skies<br>There is no holier spot of ground image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 26, 2017
4.
Stoop angels, hither from the skies
There is no holier spot of ground
Than where defeated valor lies
By mourning beauty crowned

This is the final verse of Henry Timrod's poem Ode. Sung On The Occasion Of Decorating The Graves Of The Confederate Dead, At Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S. C., 1867.
Haud Pluribus Impar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 26, 2017
5. Haud Pluribus Impar Marker
CSA - Deo Vindice image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 26, 2017
6. CSA - Deo Vindice
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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