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Confederate Memorial 1861-1865

Jacksonville, Florida

 
 
Jacksonville Confederate Monument, east face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
1. Jacksonville Confederate Monument, east face
Inscription.
(East face)
To the Soldiers of Florida
T
his shaft is by a comrade raised in testimony of his love, recalling deeds immortal, heroism unsurpassed.
  With ranks unbroken, ragged, starved and decimated the southern soldier, for duty's sake, undaunted stood to the front of battle until no light remained to illumine the field of carnage, save the lustre of his chivalry and courage.

"Nor shall your glory be forgot
While Fame her record keeps,
Or honor points the hollowed spot
Where Valor proudly sleeps."

(South face)
Plaque is a bust of J. J. Dickinson, dressed in the uniform of a Confederate officer, including a hat with feathers. Above him, the pediment is decorated with two crossed sabres and a bugle.
Tried and True.
J.J. Dickinson

(West face)
Relief plaque of a battle scene, with troops on horseback and on foot. Above them are two crossed cannons.
Our Heroes.
God Bless Our Country
1898

(North face)
Plaque depicts a bust of E. Kirby Smith, also in military uniform. Above him are two crossed rifles.
A Christian Soldier.
E. Kirby Smith

 
Erected 1898.
 
Location.
Jacksonville Confederate Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
2. Jacksonville Confederate Monument Marker
George H. Mitchell, sculptor; Venable & Collins, contractor
30° 19.757′ N, 81° 39.556′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on W Duval Street near N Laura Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. This Confederate Memorial is located in Hemming Park Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1960 Civil Rights Demonstration ( within shouting distance of this marker); Jacksonville's 1901 Fire ( within shouting distance of this marker); John Milton Bryan Simpson ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Florida Pharmacy Association ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Seminole War Blockhouse Site ( approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Great Endurance Run" ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Florida's First African-American Insurance Company ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Sinking of the Maple Leaf ( approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Regarding Confederate Memorial 1861-1865. Description: A tall shaft, with at the top a young Confederate soldier of bronze, and at the bottom a rectangular base with four relief panels and pediment carvings. At the top, the soldier stands at parade rest, with both arms resting on the barrel of his rifle, the butt of which is on the ground in front of his proper right
Jacksonville Confederate Monument, south face; bust of J. J. Dickinson image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
3. Jacksonville Confederate Monument, south face; bust of J. J. Dickinson
foot. He wears a visored cap, a great-coat and short cape which appears to ruffle in the wind.

The base is decorated with relief plaques on each side. The front plaque is a bust of J. J. Dickinson, dressed in the uniform of a Confederate officer, including a hat with feathers. Above him, the pediment is decorated with two crossed sabres and a bugle. The rear base plaque depicts a bust of E. Kirby Smith, also in military uniform. Above him are two crossed rifles. One side of the base has a text inscription plaque, with pediment decoration of two crossed oars and an anchor. The other side of the base has a relief plaque of a battle scene, with troops on horseback and on foot. Above them are two crossed cannons. The entire monument sits in a rectangular pool."
(From the Smithsonian Art Inventory Number FL000680)
 
Also see . . .  Confederate Monument. Hemming Park 1899 The unveiling ceremony took place on June 16, 1898, and coincided with the reunion in Jacksonville of the UCV’s Florida Division. (Submitted on September 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Verse on East face
"Nor shall your glory be forgot
While Fame her record keeps,
Or Honor points the hallowed spot
Where Valor proudly sleeps."
Lines 61-64 from
Jacksonville Confederate Monument, west face; relief plaque of a battle scene image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
4. Jacksonville Confederate Monument, west face; relief plaque of a battle scene
T. O'Hara's Bivouac of the Dead Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted September 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Jacksonville Confederate Monument, north face; bust of E. Kirby Smith image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
5. Jacksonville Confederate Monument, north face; bust of E. Kirby Smith
Jacksonville's 1901 Fire image. Click for full size.
By Metro Jacksonville, circa 1901
6. Jacksonville's 1901 Fire
Hemming Park after the fire. The Confederate monument in Hemming Park was one of the few structures to survive. Many witnesses claim that the base had a red glow during the fire.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 604 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on August 6, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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