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DeFuniak Springs in Walton County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Walton County Confederate Monument

 
 
Walton County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
1. Walton County Confederate Monument
Inscription.
Obelisk
To the memory of the Confederate Dead of Walton Co. Florida. Erected by the Ladies of the Walton County Female Memorial Association.

Base
Southwest face
Angus D. McLean, Col., 6th Fla. Vols.
Murdoch M. Gillis, Capt. 6th Fla. Vols.
Daniel D. McLean, Capt. 7th Fla. Vols.
James McClellan, Lieut. 6th Fla. Vols.
Arch. G. Morrison, Lieut. 6th Fla. Vols.
Arch. G. Gillis, Lieut. 6th Fla. Vols.
M.C. McRae, Lieut. 1st Fla. Vols.
Angus D. Gillis,
A.L. McCallum,
Abram Koonce,
A. Ward,
Angus Gordon,
B. Blount,
B. Sylcon,
Colin G. Ray, Sen.
Colin G. Ray, Jr.
C.L. McDonald,
Calvin McLean,
Danl. Moore,
D.P. McDonald,
D. McDonald,
D. McQuagge,
D.K. McDonald,
D.P. Gillis,
Danl. McIvor,
D. Sylcon,
Danl. K. McLean,
E. Gomillion,
Ed. McCullough,
E. Wright,
Hugh McRae,
H. Henderson,
H. Kemp,
H. Wright,
H. Busby,
J. Ward,
John Moore,
John Ghent,
John Crawford,
Dozier Padgett

Northeast face
J. Babb,
J. Sylcon,
J. Wright,
Jack Londery,
John A. McDonald,
J. Nelson,
John Williams,
Jos. Gleason,
John P. McLeod,
J. Barnett,
J. Gomillion,
John L. McLean,
J. L. Anderson,
J. Rooks,
John Welsh,
J. Sanders,
John Brown,
Joel Brown,
Jno.
Obelisk text image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
2. Obelisk text
D. McLeod,
Joel Marshal,
Jas. Evans,
Jno. Kennigton,
J. Wright,
Loch. D. McLean,
Murdoch Gillis,
Malcom. Gillis,
M.P. Morrison,
Madison M. Reddick,
Martin Reddick,
N. Wm. Gillis,
Ned. Marshal,
Pascal Barnett,
Robert McSween,
R. Holly,
Randal McRae,
Rice Williamson,
Steph, Milton,
S. Cotton,
Thos. tiner,
Wm. c. Morrison,
Wm. Welsh,
W.C. Gillis,
Wm. McRae,
Wm. Carvthon,
Wm. Thornton,
Wm. Rooks,
Wm. Gomillion,
Wm. Tiner,
W. Anders,
Wm. Kemp,
W. Worthington,
Wm. C. Campbell,
Zion Folie,
W.L. Barley

Northwest face
When the spirit free deserts the body as it must
What matter where the lifeless form dissolves itself again to dust.
'Twere sweet indeed to close our eyes with those we cherish near;
And wafted upwards by their sighs, soar to some calmer sphere;
But whether on the scaffold high, or in the battle van
The fittest place where man can die, is where he dies for man.

 
Erected 1871 by Ladies of the Walton County Female Memorial Association.
 
Location. 30° 43.284′ N, 86° 6.69′ W. Marker is in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, in Walton County. Marker is on Nelson Avenue (U.S. 90) east of 6th Street, on the left
Base-Southwest face text image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
3. Base-Southwest face text
when traveling east. Touch for map. Monument is located on the grounds of the Walton County courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Defuniak Springs FL 32433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florida's First Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Walton-DeFuniak Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Florida Education Association: The Beginning (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cosson Family Tragedy (approx. 6 miles away); Eucheeanna Community (approx. 6.7 miles away); Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church And Cemetery (approx. 8 miles away); Knox Hill Academy (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in DeFuniak Springs.
 
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Additional comments.
1. Sculptor
Also on the southwest corner of the base is the name 'A. Barret. N. Orleans.', presumably the name and location of the sculptor.
    — Submitted January 17, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.

2. Walton County Confederate Monument
Base-Northeast face text image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
4. Base-Northeast face text

The Walton County Heritage Association (WCHA) is working on the Confederate Monument Restoration. The WCHA is pleased that Walton County has given its consent for the restoration of the urn and hand that once crowned the Confederate Monument. The WCHA will begin our fundraising efforts at their Tenth Anniversary Celebration on the 4th of July. The Walton County Confederate Monument, which is on the courthouse grounds, was the first monument in Florida to honor those who gave their lives during the Civil War, and it has a remarkable history in its own right. Tax deductible contributions can be sent to the WCHA, 1140 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. Please help the WCHA restore and preserve this special piece of local history!
    — Submitted July 8, 2012, by Scott Clary of Defuniak Springs, Florida.

3. Repairs to this Monument
The Walton County Heritage Association (WCHA) has raised the funding to repair the Monument so in the near future, after the Monument company the is through making the repaired pieces, there will be a unveiling of the repaired marker and it will look complete again. We would like to thank all donors for the help. It could not have happened without all of your help. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor
Base-Northwest face text image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
5. Base-Northwest face text
   
    — Submitted October 25, 2013, by Scott Clary of Defuniak Springs, Florida.

 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil
 
Base-Southeast face detail image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
6. Base-Southeast face detail
Walton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 27, 2010
7. Walton County Courthouse
As seen from the Confederate Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,285 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 17, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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