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The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy

 
 
The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 19, 2012
1. The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy Marker
Inscription.
(Top)
1861  In Memory of the Women of Our Southland  1865

(Center)
Let this mute but eloquent
structure speak to generations
to come, of a generation of
the past. Let it repeat
perpetually the imperishable
story of our women of the 60’s.
Those noble women who
sacrificed their all
upon their country’s altar.

Unto their memory, the Florida Division
of the United Confederate Veterans
affectionately dedicates this monument.

 
Erected 1915 by Florida Division of the United Confederate Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 30° 20.088′ N, 81° 39.267′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Phelps Street near Hubbard Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in Confederate Park, easy access from Hubbard Street. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32206, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1914 United Confederate Veterans Reunion (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Site of the Forty-Ninth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry
1861 In Memory of the Women of Our Southland 1865 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 19, 2012
2. 1861 In Memory of the Women of Our Southland 1865
(within shouting distance of this marker); Florida's First African-American Insurance Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seminole War Blockhouse Site (approx. half a mile away); Jacksonville's 1901 Fire (approx. half a mile away); St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Memorial 1861-1865 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Regarding The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy. A large canopy or "temple" structure with a standing female atop the roof and a seated female figure inside the structure. The standing female is an allegorical figure, wearing drapery and holding a partially unfurled flag in her proper right arm. Her proper left arm is extended out and downward and her head is tilted down. She stands atop a small tiered base or plinth on the roof of the temple. The seated figure wears a draped gown and is seated on a chair inside the temple. She is looking into a large book that is open on her lap. Her
The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 19, 2012
3. The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy Marker
"Let this mute but eloquent structure speak to generations to come,..."
proper right arm is wrapped around the shoulders of a small boy who stands to her proper right. Her proper left arm is wrapped around the waist of a small girl who stands to her proper left. This grouping rests on a granite base with fasces carved on each corner and horizontally around bottom.
The entire monument is set on an earth embankment which is surrounded by low concrete walls and shrubs. The base and floor of the monument are made of granite. At each corner of the monument are three granite columns which support a granite roof. On the underside of the roof are four panels, possibly made of marble, with a bronze medallion in the center.

Overall: approx. 41 x 28 x 28 ft.; Standing figure: approx. 13 x 3 x 3 ft.; Seated figure: approx. 42 x 42 x 44 in.; Seated figure base: approx. 80 x 62 x 62 in.
(Smithsonian American Art Museum,Inventory of American Sculpture)
 
Also see . . .
1. Smithsonian AmericanArt Museum. Monument to Jacksonville's Women of the Confedercy: Artist: Newman, Allen George, 1875-1940, sculptor. Jno. Williams, Inc., founder. McNeel Marble Works, contractor. (Submitted on August 27, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy. in Jacksonville's Confederate Park (Submitted on August 27, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US CivilWomen
 
The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 19, 2012
4. The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy
The figure wears a draped gown and is seated on a chair inside the temple.
The standing female figure, wearing drapery and holding a partially unfurled flag image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 19, 2012
5. The standing female figure, wearing drapery and holding a partially unfurled flag
The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 19, 2012
6. The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy
Plaque on base of outer column:
Erected by the McNeel Marble Company
Marietta, Ga
Completed April 1, A.D. 1915
Trustees
Florida Division U.C.V.
Gen. John L. Inglis, Chairman
William H. Sebring, Secretary
Gen. Benjamin Waring Partridge, Treasurer
State of Florida
Park Trammell, Governor
W.V. Knott, Comptroller
Thos. F. West, Attorney General
Jno. Williams, Inc., N.Y. founder. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 19, 2012
7. Jno. Williams, Inc., N.Y. founder.
Allen G. Newman, sculptor image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 19, 2012
8. Allen G. Newman, sculptor
The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy west side view image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 19, 2012
9. The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy west side view
The entire monument is set on an embankment which is surrounded by low concrete walls and shrubs.
The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy southside view image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
10. The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy southside view
The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 19, 2012
11. The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy
1914 Dignan Park was renamed Confederate Park. The following year the Women of the Southern Confederacy Monument was unveiled.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on August 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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