Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Richmond Howitzers Monument
the deeds and services
The Richmond Howitzers
of the period
[On south side of granite base, on the bronze emblem of the Richmond Howitzers]:
[On north side of granite base, on bronze emblem of the Confederacy]:
Erected 1892 by The Richmond Howitzer Association.
Location. 37° 32.921′ N, 77° 27.304′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on Park Avenue near Harrison Street. Touch for map. Marker is in a triangular plot of land bordered by Park Avenue, Harrison Street, and Grove Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23220, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monroe Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Richmond College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jacob House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lee (approx. half a mile away); Oregon Hill (approx. half a mile away); Grace Evelyn Arents (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. A standing figure of a Civil War artillery soldier holding a cannon tamper in his right hand and his hat in his left. By his feet is a shattered artillery shell.
Regarding Richmond Howitzers Monument. Organized in 1859, the artillery soldiers of the Richmond Howitzers were among the first to see action during the Civil War. The emblem of the Richmond Howitzers, on the south side of the base is inscribed with a Latin phrase which translates as "Quick death or glorious victory." The Howitzer Association formed in December 1891 to erect a monument to honor the deeds and services of fallen Howitzer soldiers.
The sculpture was designed by William L. Sheppard, a former officer in the Howitzers, and was executed in bronze by Caspar Buberl. The $4,000 cost of the monument was funded mainly through contributions by the Howitzers. The small triangular plot of land where the monument is installed was donated by Richmond's city council.
1. Prof. Frederick William Nicholls Crouch Author, Buglar of Howitzers 1861-1865
My great grandfather served as Buglar and canoneer Co A Richmond Howitzers 1861-1865. He was the author of "Kathleen Mavourneen" a favored song of the South and to this day. It was the theme song of the movie "Gettysburg". His daughter Emma Elizabeth Crouch aka "Cora Pearl" famous courtesan of the 19th Century. He is buried at "Confederate Hill" Loudon Cemetery in Baltimore with honors.
— Submitted August 22, 2011, by Frederick William Nicholls Crouch of Maidens, Virginia, USA.
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