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Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865

 
 
Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 21, 2011
1. Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865 Marker
Inscription. (Front):
Confederate
1861 - Soldiers - 1865
Erected by The Confederate Home
Albertson, Maberry; Bethea, W. F.; Brooks, Robert; Brown, G. W.; Bozman, William; Bush, J. E.; Carter, F. M.; Cameron, W. C.; Chambers, H. A.; Connell, W. E; Connors, T. H.; Cockrell, J. E.; Coxe, J. T.; Denton, J. W.; Dowling, John; Driggers, Peter; Edwards, T. P.; Ellis, Henry; Foxworth, S. P.; Gardner, Thomas; Gregory, J. S.; Hart, E. N.; Harris, W. P.; Hodges, R. B.; Joyner, W. H.; Kelly, John; Love, D. K.; Lemacks, J. H.; Madden, S. L.

Magill, Robert; Manning, C. W.; Massey, William; Massey, J. R.; Merrett, J. S. D.; Morgan, D. C.; Mott, J. C.; Newton, J. B.; Nunn, W. E.; Phillips, H. A.; Powers, W. R.; Price, H. J.; Prince, H. J.; Reynolds, J. S.; Riddlehoover, J. C.; Reynolds, E. C.; Roberts, B. F.; Sheppard, Isaac; Simms, C. B.; Spurlin, John; Stokes, B. E.; Suber, H.; Tarte, N. J.; Tynes, William; Taylor, E. E.; Washington, John; Weathersford, C. E.; Whitlock, Martin; Whittle, T. C.; Wright, N. D.; Ward, Allen

(Left Side):
Brown, S. A.; Bush, W. J.; Cromer, A. B.; Jones, N. W.; Mabry, D. Z.; Mathis, D. F.; Mills, C. B.; Mims, R. M.; Orr, T. C.; Scarborough, R. H.; Short, W. J. L.

(Back):
Through the love, foresight, and economy of Captain W. H. Stewart, Superintendent
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By Anna Inbody, September 4, 2011
2. West side
of the Confederate Home, for five years this monument was erected. Born Sept. 19, 1847 - Died Mar. 19, 1926
 
Erected 1926 by Confederate Home.
 
Location. 34° 0.979′ N, 81° 3.334′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from Elmwood Avenue. Touch for map. Located in Elmwood Cemetery in the Confederate Memorial Area. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Unknown Confederate Dead Monument (here, next to this marker); Elmwood Cemetery Confederate Soldiers (here, next to this marker); Randolph Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Benjamin Franklin Randolph Monument (approx. half a mile away); George Elmore (approx. half a mile away); Site of the Surrender of Columbia, SC (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old State Fair Grounds (approx. 0.7 miles away); South Carolina Memorial Gardens (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Additional comments.
1. Confederate Soldiers' Home
The boulder honors the memory of the Confederate veterans who died in the Confederate Home in Columbia. Captain W. H. Stewart, superintendent of the Confederate
South side image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, September 4, 2011
3. South side
Soldiers’ Home in Columbia for five years, was “in every way responsible for the monument.” He conceived of the idea and devoted himself “untiringly, zealously, intelligently, and with marked success” to develop this monument commemorating the character and purpose of the men of the Confederacy. With the approval of the governor and Senator H. H. Gross, chairman of the budget commission, Stewart saved money from the institution’s 1925 appropriation. Captain Stewart, F. H. McMaster and Sophie Swindell selected the granite, awarded the bid, and chose the inscription. The stone of Winnsboro granite cost $675. The McNeill Marble Company of Marietta, Georgia, cut the Winnsboro stone at no charge.
    — Submitted September 4, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.

2. Monument Dedication
The boulder was dedicated at 5:00 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 10, 1926. D. W. McLaurin, commander of the South Carolina Confederate Veterans, presided over the ceremony. Reverend J. C. Abney offered the invocation. The Omar Temple (Shriner) band, Mrs. William F. Furtick, and Mrs. E. L. Crooks provided the music. Nine children who had various associations with Confederate veterans and organizations unveiled the monument. August Kohn described the history of the monument
"Confederate Flag" draping the top of the monument image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, September 4, 2011
4. "Confederate Flag" draping the top of the monument
and eulogized Captain Stewart. Governor Thomas G. McLeod spoke of his twenty-five friendship with Captain Stewart and of the celebration of Confederate Memorial Day, “the most sacred day in the South.” He admonished his listeners to emulate their predecessors who “had the courage to decide in favor of principle.” The original inscription on the granite shaft bore the names of all sixty Confederate Home veterans who lie buried in Elmwood. A space was left for names to be added in the future. The eleven names on the west face were added later.
    — Submitted September 4, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 21, 2011
5. Overview
Union graves amid the Confederate dead- from photo 5 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 18, 2011
6. Union graves amid the Confederate dead- from photo 5
(left) Hugh Mc Naghan Co. E, 8th U.S. Inf. (center) James Jones Co. H, 8th U.S. Inf. (right) Chas. Smith Co. H, 8th U.S. Inf.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,036 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 4, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.   6. submitted on February 4, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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