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Cleveland in Bolivar County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bolivar County Confederate Monument

C.S.A.

 
 
Bolivar County Confederate Monument Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. Bolivar County Confederate Monument Marker (Front)
Inscription.
Front (East)
To the memory
of our
Confederate Dead.
1861-65.

Dead upon the field of glory
Hero fit for song and story.


Rear (West)
Bolivar County's
tribute to
southern heroism.

No nation ever rose so free from crime,
nor fell so free from stain.

 
Erected 1908 by the Bolivar Troop Chapter U.D.C.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.662′ N, 90° 43.446′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Mississippi, in Bolivar County. Marker is on South Court Street near North Pearman Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 South Court Street, Cleveland MS 38732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Enlightenment of W. C. Handy (a few steps from this marker); Bolivar County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Delta Blues Inspires W.C. Handy (within shouting distance of this marker); David R. Bowen
Bolivar County Confederate Monument Marker (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
2. Bolivar County Confederate Monument Marker (Rear)
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cleveland Depot (about 700 feet away); Margaret Wade (approx. mile away); Cleveland (approx. mile away); Amzie Moore Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
More about this marker. C.S.A appears on all four sides.
 
Regarding Bolivar County Confederate Monument. Standing figure of a Confederate soldier, in uniform including a hat with brim. He salutes with his proper left hand. Proper right hand holds the barrel of his rifle, the butt of which rests at his feet. He is carrying a backpack on his back and a rolled blanket on top of it. There is a tree stump behind his proper right leg. Figure is atop on a multitiered tall base with relief of flags on the front and on the back.

Erected by Bolivar Troop Chapter No. 1067, United Daughters of the Confederacy. The Bolivar County Board of Supervisors was granted $2,500 and an additional $500 was raised by the chapter to cover the costs. The figure was carved in Carrara, Italy. When the figure was craned from the boat in the New York harbor,
Bolivar County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
3. Bolivar County Confederate Monument
the cradle broke and the figure plummeted to the bottom of the bay. But it was recovered in time for dedication ceremonies that took place on May 14, 1908.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Bolivar County Confederate Monument in front of courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
4. Bolivar County Confederate Monument in front of courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 4, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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