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Wilmington in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Soldiers Monument

 
 
Confederate Soldiers Monument (front) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
1. Confederate Soldiers Monument (front)
Inscription. (front)
1861-1865
To the soldiers of
the Confederacy

Confederates blend your recollections
Let memory weave its bright reflections
Let love revive life’s ashen embers
For love is life since love remembers

PRO ARIS ET FOCIS

This monument is a legacy of Gabriel James Boney
Born Wallace, N.C., 1845 - Died Wilmington, N.C., 1915
A Confederate soldier

(rear)
Erected by a committee under the
testator’s will representing the
Daughters of the Confederacy, the
Confederate Veterans’ Association
and his executor

MCMXXIV
 
Erected 1924 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 34° 14.056′ N, 77° 56.754′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of South 3rd Street (U.S. 74) and Dock Street, in the median on South 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington NC 28401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Gibbons (a few steps from this marker); Washington's Southern Tour
Confederate Soldiers Monument (rear) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
2. Confederate Soldiers Monument (rear)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Rose Greenhow (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Bacon (within shouting distance of this marker); Adam Empie, D.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodrow Wilson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. John's Lodge (about 300 feet away); St. James Church (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
More about this marker. The Latin phrase Pro Aris Et Focis translates "For Altar and Home"
 
Also see . . .
1. Confederate Memorial (Wilmington, North Carolina). Wikipedia (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Pro aris et focis. “Meaning ‘For god and country’ or literally ‘for our altars and our hearths,’ it is used by ancient authors to express attachment to all that was most dear and venerable. It could be more idiomatically translated ‘for our altars and our homes’.” (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Soldiers Monument Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 23, 2010
3. Confederate Soldiers Monument Sculpture
Bronze by Frank H. Packer (1873–1957) is 13¼ feet high.
Sculpture Detail image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 23, 2010
4. Sculpture Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,212 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on March 21, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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