Ocala in Marion County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Marion County Confederate Memorial Marker
Inscription. On May 1, 1908, the John J. Dickison Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) dedicated this monument to honor the Confederate dead. To erect the monument, the UDC collected $1,500 from its members, schoolchildren (donating pennies), and the general public. The namesake of the UDC chapter, Captain J. J. Dickison, was a Marion County resident who served as a captain in the Second Florida Cavalry during the Civil War. Confederate monuments such as this were erected throughout the South after the war. The granite-tiered monument was fabricated by the McNeel Marble Works of Marietta, Georgia, a nationally-recognized manufacturer of marble stonework and large funerary art and memorials in the early twentieth century. It stands 23 feet high and is topped by a carved marble Confederate soldier locally referred to as “Johnny Reb.” Moved several times during its history due to expansions of the Marion County Courthouse, the monument found a permanent home at this location in 2010.
By James R. Murray, 11.13.15
1. Marion County Confederate Memorial Marker
Erected 2012 by Marion County Historical Commission, Marion County Board of County Commissioners, Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-743.)
Location. 29° 11.186′ N, 82° 6.157′ W. Marker is in Ocala
, Florida, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40) and Southeast 25th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Silver Springs Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Ocala Veteran's Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Ocala FL 34470, United States of America.
By James R. Murray, 11.13.15
2. Marion County Confederate Memorial Marker
Long view of marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort King Burying Ground (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort King (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ocala (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ocala Demands (approx. 2 miles away); The Old Courthouse Square (approx. 2.1 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); American National Thrift Association Hospital (approx. 2.3 miles away); Brick City Fever (approx. 5Ĺ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocala.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
By James R. Murray, December 30, 1899
3. Marion County Confederate Memorial
Long view of the statue. It carries the following inscriptions:
The South reveres her Washington, Madison, Jefferson, and Monroe, Andrew Jackson and others, who laid the foundations of our Grand Republic She Honors her Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Stuart, Johnson, Forrest and every brave son who fought to preserve our liberties, guaranteed by the fathers, under the Constitution
(flag inscription) Itís fame on brightest pages, penned by poets and by sages, shall go sounding down the ages
Erected in 1908
Dickison Chapter No 56, U.D.C. in honor of the Heroes of the Confederacy
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.