Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Confederate Soldier Memorial
In Memory Of
"They Fell For Us and For Them
The Tears Of A Nation's Grief."
They Counted The Cost
And In Defence Of Right
They Paid The Martyr's Price."
Chapter No. 202
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 29° 39.1′ N, 82° 19.49′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on S Main Street (State Road 329) near E University Avenue (State Road 24 / 26), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville FL 32601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alachula County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Josiah T. Walls (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spanish Cattle Ranching (about 500 feet away); First Gainesville Skirmish / Battle of Gainesville City of Gainesville (about 600 feet away); East Florida Seminary (about 600 feet away); "The Great Endurance Run" (approx. ¼ mile away); The Gainesville Servicemen's Center / Thelma Boltin Center (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
Regarding Confederate Soldier Memorial. Description: Confederate soldier standing with his proper left leg forward and his proper left foot resting on a camp pack with a bed roll. He is holding the top of a musket with both hands, proper right hand above proper left hand while the musket base is on the ground. The soldier wears a sword scabbard on his proper left hip (no sword is apparent), and a pouch on his back side that is attached by a shoulder strap over his proper right shoulder. On his proper right hip is a rectangular box attached to a strap that is over his proper left shoulder and a small semi-circular pouch is attached to his belt on the proper right side.
( Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum )
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 991 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6. submitted on May 2, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.