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Oconee County Confederate Monument

 
 
Oconee County Confederate Monument - East Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
1. Oconee County Confederate Monument - East Side
Inscription.
[East Side]:
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.

[North Side]:
On fame's eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread
While glory guards the solemn round of
The bivouac of the dead.

[West Side]:
Confederate Service
Six hundred thousand men
Federal Service
Two million, six hundred thousand men

[South Side]:
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
Oconee County Confederate Monument - North Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
2. Oconee County Confederate Monument - North Side
traveling west. 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. Johnís 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. ľ mile away); Patriot's Hall: Oconee Veterans Museum (approx. ľ 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. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Oconee County Confederate Monument - West Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
3. Oconee County Confederate Monument - West Side
Oconee County Confederate Monument - South Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
4. Oconee County Confederate Monument - South Side
Oconee County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
5. Oconee County Confederate Monument
Oconee County Confederate Monument and Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
6. Oconee County Confederate Monument and Cannon
Oconee County Confederate Monument - Top Detail image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
7. Oconee County Confederate Monument - Top Detail
Cannon Front - Detail image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
8. Cannon Front - Detail
Cannon Rear - Detail image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
9. Cannon Rear - Detail
 
 
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 912 times since then and 39 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.
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