Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Confederate Heroes Remembered
The statue of a Confederate common soldier in front of the Albemarle County Courthouse was erected in 1909. Dedicated in a huge public ceremony, it illustrates the desire across the South to memorialize those who fought for the Confederate cause. Money for the statue came from public appropriations and from citizens' gifts rather than from one donor. The statue itself was created by a Chicago supplier of such figures for many localities, South and North.
Charlottesville's location behind the battle lines kept it from significant military action during the Civil War, but the community made a great contribution as the site of major Confederate hospital activity. From the Battle of First Manassas on, wounded soldiers filled many University of Virginia buildings, local structures and private homes. The medical
Erected by Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 1.903′ N, 78° 28.844′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Market Street and First Street, on the right when traveling west on West Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Emancipation Park (formerly Lee Park), bounded by Market, 1st, 2nd, and Jefferson Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Edward Lee (a few steps from this marker); Paul Goodloe McIntire (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Jonathan Jackson (about 800 feet away); Gen. Alexander Archer Vandegrift (about 800 feet away); Stone Tavern and Central Hotel Albemarle Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); President Monroe’s Local Homes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monticello (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
Regarding Charlottesville. Lee and Jackson Parks, referenced on the marker, in 2017 were renamed Emancipation and Justice Parks, respectively.
Also see . . . Lee Park. Page from the Charlottesville Park and Grounds website. (Submitted on August 29, 2006.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2006, by Jeremy Prats of Afton, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,932 times since then and 130 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 28, 2006, by Jeremy Prats of Afton, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.