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Silence

 
 
Silence Marker, North Face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2009
1. Silence Marker, North Face
Full-length female figure wearing long, flowing, layered robes and a head covering. Her proper right hand is raised to her mouth; the proper right index finger in front of her lips. She holds an inverted torch in her proper left hand; the flame of the torch rests on the ground near her proper left foot. The marble sculpture stands on a marble and granite base.
Inscription.
( North Face )
To The Confederate Dead
Here Rest "Till Roll Call"
The Men Of Gettysburg

( West Face )
Tread lightly for each man bequeathed
Ere placed beneath this sod,
His ashes to this native Land
His gallant soul to God.

( East Face )
On Fame's Eternal camping ground,
Their silent tents are spread,
And Glory guards, with silent round
The bivouac of the Dead

( South Face )
Crossed Flags

 
Erected 1875 by Ladies Memorial Association of Savannah.
 
Location. 32° 3.858′ N, 81° 6.537′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from West Anderson Street. Touch for map. Laurel Grove Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 802 West Anderson Street, Savannah GA 31415, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sailors' Burial Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Florance Street School (approx. mile away); Charity Hospital and Training School for Nurses (approx. 0.3 miles away); Laurel Grove South Cemetery
Silence Marker, North Face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 28, 2009
2. Silence Marker, North Face
(approx. half a mile away); Saint Phillips Monumental A.M.E. Church (approx. half a mile away); McKelvey-Powell Building (approx. half a mile away); Lawton Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mother Mathilda Beasley, O.S.F. (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Regarding Silence. The sculpture was originally designed as part of a larger Confederate memorial installed in Forsyth Park in Savannah in 1875. The monument was designed by Robert Reid of Montreal, Canada and fabricated by the Montreal Marble Works. The monument was funded by private donations collected by the Ladies Memorial Association of Savannah. Citizens were unhappy with the monument, and in 1878 two of the sculptures,
"Silence" and "Justice", were removed from the monument and replaced with a bronze sculpture of a Confederate soldier. "Silence" was relocated to the Laurel Grove Cemetery to mark the graves of soldiers killed at the battle of Gettysburg. IAS files contain copies of related articles from Savannah Morning News, April 24, 1932 and Savannah News
Press Magazine, April 25, 1971.

Judgement, (sculpture) Located
Silence Marker, West Face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 31, 2008
3. Silence Marker, West Face
"Tread lightly for each man bequeathed Ere placed beneath this sod, His ashes to this native Land His gallant soul to God."
The last stanza from The Soldier's Grave Written by Eliza Jane Nicholson
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Soldier's Circle, Thomasville, Georgia.
Description: Standing full-length figure of a woman draped in flowing garments, holding a trumpet in her proper right hand and a scroll in her proper left hand. The figure stands in the middle of Soldier's Circle, a grassy knoll with the remains of twelve Confederate soldiers and Captain John Tripplet, who lies directly in front of the figure.
 
Also see . . .
1. Siris Entry Silence Sculpture. Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum,Control Number: IAS GA000716 (Submitted on July 2, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Judgement Sculpture, Siris entry. Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum,Control Number: IAS GA000071 (Submitted on July 2, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Silence Marker, East Face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 31, 2008
4. Silence Marker, East Face
On Fame's Eternal camping ground, Their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards, with silent round The bivouac of the Dead
Lines 5-8, "The Bivouac of the Dead" by Theodore O'Hara
Silence Marker, South Face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 31, 2008
5. Silence Marker, South Face
Silence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2009
6. Silence Marker
Silence Marker at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Gettysburg's Confederate Men image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 31, 2008
7. Silence Marker at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Gettysburg's Confederate Men
Rows of Gettysburg Confederate Men image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2009
8. Rows of Gettysburg Confederate Men
Graves of The Men Of Gettysburg, Savannah, Georgia image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 31, 2008
9. Graves of The Men Of Gettysburg, Savannah, Georgia
Silence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
10. Silence Marker
Silence, with the Men of Gettysburg image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 5, 2012
11. Silence, with the Men of Gettysburg
One of many from July 1, 1863 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2009
12. One of many from July 1, 1863
Serg.
W. L. Brewer
Co. K
51 Ga. Inf.
CSA
July 1 1863
One of many from July 2, 1863 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2009
13. One of many from July 2, 1863
Lt Col
Edward J. Magruder
8 Ga Inf
CSA
July 2 1863
One of many from July 3, 1863 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2009
14. One of many from July 3, 1863
Lt Col
David R E Winn
4 Ga Inf
CSA
July 3 1863
 
 
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