Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
South Carolina Confederate Monument
To South Carolina's Dead
( North face)
perpetuates the memory ,
of those who
true to the instincts of their birth,
faithful to the teachings of their fathers,
constant in their love for the State,
died in the performance of their duty:
have glorified a fallen cause
by the simple manhood of their lives,
the patient endurance of suffering,
and the heroism of death,
in the dark house of imprisonment,
in the hopelessness of the hospital,
in the short, sharp agony of the field
found support and consolation
in the belief
that at home they would not be forgotten.
Unveiled May 13, 1879
Erected 1879 by The Woman of South Carolina.
Location. 34° 0.072′ N, 81° 2.015′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Gervais Street (U.S. 1/378) and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Gervais Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are The East-West Streets In The City Of Columbia - Gervais Street (a few steps from this marker); The North-South Streets in The City Of Columbia / Richardson Street (a few steps from this marker); Benjamin Ryan Tillman (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American War Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The State House of South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (Statue) (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert E. Lee Memorial Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Palmetto Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Regarding South Carolina Confederate Monument. Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum : Control Number: IAS 76008590 -
Description: The monument is composed of a very large base on which rests a two-level pedestal. A die block is mounted on top of the pedestal for inscriptions and carvings. A shaft rests on the die block on top of which stands a Confederate Infantry soldier at guard. He holds the stock of a rifle with bayonet in his proper left hand and rests his proper right hand on the muzzle. He wears a cloak around his shoulders and has a canteen at his proper left
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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