Brandon in Rankin County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Rankin County Confederate Monument
To those who wore the grey, “In legend and lay our heroes in grey, shall forever live over again for us.”
“The epitaph of the soldier who falls with his country, is written in the hearts of those who love the right and honor the brave.
States rights and home rule truth crushed to earth will rise again. Men die, principles live forever, and though conquered, we adore it. Weep for those who fell before it; pardon those who trailed and tore it.
Love’s tribute to the noble men who marched neath the folds of the “Stars and Bars” and who were faithful to the end.
“Under the sod and dew, waiting for the judgment day.”
“Lord God of Hosts Be With Us Yet, Lest We Forget, Lest We Forget.”
Erected by Brandon Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
1861 – Deo Vindice – 1865
Erected 1907 by the Brandon Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Marker series. United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 32° 16.387′ N, 89° 59.208′ W. Marker is in Brandon, Mississippi, in Rankin County. Marker is at the intersection of Government Street and North Street, in the median on Government Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 East Government Street, Brandon MS 39042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Rankin County Courthouses (within shouting distance of this marker); Rankin County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Seminary Square (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Brandon Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Centenary College (approx. 7.7 miles away); Pearl Methodist Church (approx. 8.7 miles away); The Gold Coast: Cross the River (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brandon.
More about this monument. The cornerstone was laid by the Grand Lodge of F. & A.M. of Mississippi. E.J. Martin acting Grand Master. Nov. 1, 1907.
Regarding Rankin County Confederate Monument. Full-length figure of a uniformed Confederate soldier stands atop a four-sided shaft and tiered base. Facing west, the figure holds his rifle in front of him, butt on the ground, and barrel in proper right hand.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Rankin County Confederate Monument. (Submitted on December 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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