Walhalla in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Oconee County Confederate Monument
This monument is dedicated to the memory of the Confederate Soldiers by the women of Oconee County. These gallant soldiers gave their lives for the principle of states rights, for the protection of their homes, and in defence of their women and children. We, who knew them, testify that their courage was without a precedent, their fortitude without a parallel, their virtues of the highest, and that they knew no law of life but loyalty, truth and civic virtue, and to these principles their consecrated their lives and fortunes.
On fame's eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread
While glory guards the solemn round of
The bivouac of the dead.
Six hundred thousand men
Two million, six hundred thousand men
The land they struggled to save for us
Will not forget
Its warriors yet
Who sleep in so many a grave for us.
Erected by Women of Oconee County.
Location. 34° 45.967′ N, 83° 4.354′ W. Marker is in Walhalla, South Carolina, in Oconee County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the left when Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Walhalla SC 29691, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Between the States (a few steps from this marker); St. John’s Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); John A. Wagener Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The English School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. John A. Wagener (approx. ¼ mile away); Patriot's Hall: Oconee Veterans Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonel R.T. Jaynes (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oconee County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Combat Infantrymen Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Silver Rose (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walhalla.
Also see . . . "The Bivouac of the Dead" by Theodore O'Hara, 1847. Written in 1847, O'Hara's stirring poem The Bivouac of the Dead was composed to honor American dead at the Battle of Buena Vista, fought during the War with Mexico. (Submitted on December 6, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Military • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 963 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on December 6, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.