Aiken in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Aiken County Confederate Monument
Home, Honor, Liberty and the
Independence of their native land
They fought the patriots fight
They kept the faith of their fathers
And forever mourned
Ladies Monument Association
Of Aiken S.C.
In loving tribute to the
of Aiken County
Erected 1901 by Ladies Monument Association Of Aiken S.C.
Location. 33° 33.602′ N, 81° 43.078′ W. Marker is in Aiken, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on York Street (State Highway 19) near Richland Avenue SE (U.S. 78). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aiken SC 29801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Aiken County 125th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); Defense of Aiken (within shouting distance of this marker); The Detection of the Neutrino, 1956 / The Nobel Prize In Physics, 1995 (within shouting distance of this marker); Aiken First Baptist Church (about Battle of Aiken (about 500 feet away); St. John's Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Survey of Aiken (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aiken County (approx. 0.2 miles away); James F. Byrnes (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Aiken, Sr. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aiken.
Regarding Aiken County Confederate Monument. Title: Confederate Memorial, (sculpture).
Artist: Unknown, sculptor.
Dates: Dedicated July 23, 1901.
Dimensions: Sculpture: approx. H. 18 ft. x W. 3 ft. 1 in.; Base: approx. 2 ft. x W. 7 ft. 5 in.
Subject: History -- United States -- Civil War
Object Type: Outdoor Sculpture -- South Carolina -- Aiken
Owner: Administered by City of Aiken, Public Works, 214 Park Avenue, S.W., P. O. Box 1177, Aiken, South Carolina 29802
Condition: Surveyed 1993 September. Treatment needed.
References: Save Outdoor Sculpture, South Carolina survey, 1993.
Illustration: Image on file.
Note: The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Repository: Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 970, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
Control Number: IAS SC000089
Also see . . .
1. Aiken honors monument. Augusta Chronicle article about the marker's centennial celebration in 2001. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Aiken County Confederate Memorial. Scroll down about 2/3rds of the way to find a short article about the Aiken County Confederate Memorial. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Biography of Brig. Gen, Ellison Capers, the Author of the Monument's Text. Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, a descendant of an English family which settled in South Carolina among the earliest colonists, was born in Charleston, October 14, 1837. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Aiken County Confederate Monument
The Ladies Memorial Association of Aiken organized on May 20, 1892. It raised the necessary $700 and
— Submitted February 28, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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