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

Pantheon

 
 
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By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
1. Pantheon Marker
Inscription. Generals
C.S.A.

Cantey
Chestnut
1861 Deas 1865
Villepigue
Kennedy
Kershaw

Natives
of Camden
 
Erected 1911 by The School Children of Camden.
 
Location. 34° 15.395′ N, 80° 36.176′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is on Lyttleton Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Kershaw Park (formerly known as Rectory Square). Marker is in this post office area: Saint Matthews SC 29135, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Americans Return (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Polk Dickinson (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Honor and Rememberance (approx. 0.4 miles away); Action at Logtown (approx. half a mile away); Camden (approx. half a mile away); Confederate War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Greene's Counterblow (approx. half a mile away); The British Attack (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Additional comments.
1. History of the Pantheon
Dr. R.M. Kennedy, Superintendent of Camden schools, encouraged the citizens and school children of Camden to raise $2,000 to pay
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By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
2. Pantheon Marker
Plaque in photo 1 is located on the bench of the Pantheon.
for the Pantheon, which was originally a drinking fountain. The Pantheon was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 10, 1911, in Kershaw Park. The pergola consists of six columns, each nine feet tall. Each column holds a bronze tablet representing one of Camden's six generals. The same day, citizens of Camden dedicated another memorial drinking fountain to honor Richard Kirkland.
    — Submitted January 17, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.

2. Related Marker
See "Richard Kirkland" Marker in Kershaw County, South Carolina for more information about the monument dedicated in Camden on the same day as this marker.
    — Submitted January 17, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
3. Pantheon Marker
Brig. Gen. James Cantey 1818 ~ 1873
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By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
4. Pantheon Marker
Brig. Gen. J. B. Villepigue 1830 ~ 1862
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By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
5. Pantheon Marker
Maj. Gen. J. B. Kershaw 1822 ~ 1894
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By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
6. Pantheon Marker
Brig. Gen. J.D. Kennedy 1840 ~ 1896
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By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
7. Pantheon Marker
Brig. Gen. Z. C. Deas 1819 ~ 1882
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By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
8. Pantheon Marker
Brig. Gen. James Chesnut 1815 ~ 1885
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By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
9. Pantheon Marker
Deo Vindice Erected May 10, 1911 by the Schoolchildren of Camden to the Six Camden Schoolboys who attained the rank of General in the armies of the Southern Confederacy. "The silent pillar, cold and grey, claims kindred with, their sacred clay; their spirits wrap the dusky mountain; their memory sparkles o're the fountain."
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By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
10. Pantheon Marker
View of the cross plaques and the fountain in the center.
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By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
11. Overview
Side view of the cannon beside the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
12. Side view of the cannon beside the marker
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By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
13. Overview
Showing the designation of stop on the self-guided tour offered by the Kershaw County Historical Society.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on January 17, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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