Raymond in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Hinds County Confederate Memorial
We of the South Remember,
We of the South Revere.
Erected by the people of Hinds County in grateful memory of their men who in 1861-65 gave or offered to give their lives for the maintenance of constitutional government; and to the heroic women whose devotion to our cause in its darkest hour sustained the strong and strengthened the weak.
Location. 32° 15.625′ N, 90° 25.417′ W. Marker is in Raymond, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Main Street (State Highway 467) and Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on W. Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the west corner of the grounds of the Raymond Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 127 W. Main St, Raymond MS 39154, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Mark's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Raymond Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The McCoy Brothers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Guide to the Campaign Trail (about 400 feet away); Confederate Cemetery Bledsoe's Battery (approx. 1.4 miles away); C.S. Gregg's Task Force (approx. 1.4 miles away); C.S. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (3 Guns) (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raymond.
1. Description of Monument
The monument cost $4,000 and was sponsored by the Nathan Bedford Forrest Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Frederick Cleveland Hibbard, whose name is on the bronze plaque on the front of the monument, may have designed the entire monument or may have just sculpted the plaque. Frank Teich supplied the stone work for the monument; American Bronze Company cast the statue.
The monument shows a Confederate soldier standing at parade rest. He wears a uniform which includes a soft "campaign" hat. He holds the barrel of a rifle in both hands. The butt of the rifle rests on the plinth in front of his proper right foot. His bedroll is slung across his shoulder and cinched together on his proper right hip. On his proper left hip is a pack, probably containing ammunition. The statue stands upon a granite cube approx. 26 x 24 x 24 inches.
From the Smithsonian American Art Museum
— Submitted November 4, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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