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Camden in Kershaw County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Richard Kirkland

 
 
Richard Kirkland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
1. Richard Kirkland Marker
Inscription. (West face):
To Richard Kirkland C. S. A. in commemoration of his heroism at Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862. Christlike compassion moved him to leap over the stone wall, a mark for hostile guns, and carry water, again and again, to the suffering foe fallen thick in front. “Greater love hath no man than this” He fell at Chickamauga, aged 20. A tribute from the school children of Camden. A.D. 1910
(East face):
1911 Presented by The National Humane Alliance Hermon Lee Ensign Founder
 
Erected 1910 by The School Children of Camden/The National Humane Alliance.
 
Location. 34° 14.835′ N, 80° 36.116′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker can be reached from Jefferson Davis Highway / E De Kalb Street (U.S. 1). Touch for map. On East De Kalb Street between Lyttleton and Fair Sts. in Hampton Park. Marker is in this post office area: Camden SC 29020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camden (within shouting distance of this marker); The De Kalb Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); E.H. Dibble Store / Eugene H. Dibble (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Bishop Davis House
Richard Kirkland Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Richard Kirkland Marker Reverse
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Baruch Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); King Haiglar Tower (approx. 0.3 miles away); Action at Logtown (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Honor and Rememberance (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. the monument at Fredericksburg “The Angel of Marye’s Heights.”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Jefferson Davis Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
3. Jefferson Davis Highway Marker
On the highway near the marker
Blue Star Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody
4. Blue Star Marker
on the highway near the marker
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
5. Overview
Richard Kirkland Monument with canteen and water bottle tributes image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
6. Richard Kirkland Monument with canteen and water bottle tributes
Richard Kirkland C.S.A. Who at the battle of Fredricksburg risked his life to carry water to wounded and dying enemies and at the battle of Chickamauga laid down that life for his country. 1843 - 1863 "If thine enemy thirst give him a drink." Erected by The John F. Kennedy Chapter of U.D.C. This monument is found in the Quaker Burying Ground in Camden
View of the horse watering trough image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
7. View of the horse watering trough
View of the dog watering fountains image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
8. View of the dog watering fountains
Still today dogs are enjoying the water
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 11, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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