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Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Alabama Confederate Monument

1861-1865

 

—Consecrated to the memory of the Confederate Soldiers and Seamen. —

 
Inscriptions on marker (North / West / South / East) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 28, 2016
1. Inscriptions on marker (North / West / South / East)
Inscription.
North/Navy Side
"The seamen of Confederate fame startled the wondering world: for braver fight was never fought, and fairer flag was never furled." Anon.

West/Cavalry Side
"The knightliest of the knightly race who since the days of old, have kept the lamp of chivalry alight in the hearts of gold." F.O.T.

South/Infantry Side
"Fame's temple boasts no higher name, no king is grander on his throne: No glory shines with brighter gleam, the name of "Patriot" stands alone." C.T.R.

East/Artillery Side
"When this historic shaft shall crumbling lie in ages hence, in woman's heart will be, a folded flag, a thrilling page unrolled, a deathless song of Southern chivalry." I.M.P.O.
 
Erected 1898 by Historical and Monumental Association of Alabama & Ladies Memorial Association of Alabama.
 
Location. 32° 22.702′ N, 86° 18.032′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Monroe Street west of North Union Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Monument located on the north lawn of the Alabama State Capitol. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Alabama Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
2. Alabama Confederate Monument
walking distance of this marker. First National Confederate Flag (a few steps from this marker); Second National Confederate Flag (a few steps from this marker); "Third National Confederate Flag" (a few steps from this marker); "Battle Flag of the Confederacy" (a few steps from this marker); Albert L. Patterson (a few steps from this marker); "Moon Tree" (within shouting distance of this marker); 'Washington' Elm Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Camellia Designated Alabama State Flower (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Also see . . .
1. Confederate Monument on Capitol Hill. Encyclopedia of Alabama (Submitted on July 15, 2011, by Laura Hill of Auburn, Alabama.) 

2. Flags of the Confederate States of America. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 8, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Scholarly article on the history of the monument by Michael Panhorst. The original inscriptions are detailed on the last page of this fascinating study. (Submitted on July 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Inscription authors
The inscriptions associated with each statue are from various sources. 'C.T.R.' is Miss C.T. Raoul, 'I.M.P.O.' is Mrs. I.M. Porter Ockenden and 'F.O.T.' is Frances
Alabama Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
3. Alabama Confederate Monument
Orray Tichnor/Ticknor. The inscription by Mr. Tichnor is from a poem titled The Virginians of the Valley.
    — Submitted October 6, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Alabama Confederate Monument detail image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
4. Alabama Confederate Monument detail
Alabama Confederate Monument detail image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
5. Alabama Confederate Monument detail
Infantry image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
6. Infantry
Cavalry image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
7. Cavalry
Navy image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
8. Navy
Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
9. Artillery
Alabama Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
10. Alabama Confederate Monument
Alabama Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
11. Alabama Confederate Monument
Alabama Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
12. Alabama Confederate Monument
Alabama Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
13. Alabama Confederate Monument
Alabama Confederate Monument cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
14. Alabama Confederate Monument cornerstone
This corner stone was laid by Jefferson Davis, President of C.S.A. April 29, 1886.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,395 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on July 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on May 28, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on October 6, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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