Legacies: June 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Memorial Hill in Petersburg’s Blandford Cemetery

Memorial Hill in Petersburg’s historic Blandford Cemetery

Atop the hill, a large memorial erected by the Ladies Memorial Association of Petersburg in 1890 stands in lieu of individual tombstones since Memorial Hill is a mass grave for about 30,000 Confederate soldiers. The memorial — with a soldier facing north perched atop it — has the seal of Virginia and an inscription to “Plant the fair column o’er the vacant grave. A hero’s honors, let a hero have.”

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Confederate monument Battle of Olustee Florida

Officers Commanding

Joseph Finnegan

Lieutenant-Colonel, Charles Hopkins
Lieutenant-Colonel,Theo. Brevard
Lieutenant-Colonel, McClellan
Lieutenant-Colonel, John M. Martin
6th Battalion

This monument erected to perpetuate in loving memory the 151 soldiers of the Confederate army who lost their lives in the Battle at Olustee and who now lie buried in Oaklawn Cemetery Lake City, Florida

February 20th-Olustee Battle-1864

The monument is in front of the county courthouse in Lake City, Fla. It is the county seat and is about 15 miles west from where the Battle of Olustee took place. Below, from top to bottom, is what is inscribed on the face of the monument shown.

Jimmy L. Shirley Jr.