Legacies: May 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Gettysburg’s Mississippi State Monument

From the monument:

July 1st 2nd 3rd 1863

On this ground our brave sires fought for their righteous cause;
In glory they sleep who give to it their lives
To valor, they gave new dimensions of courage
To duty its noblest fulfillment
To posterity, the sacred heritage of honor.

This monument was erected in 1973 to illustrate “the bravery, devotion, and sacrifice of the Mississippi soldier in the face of great odds.”

Located at the position occupied by Barksdale’s Mississippi Brigade on July 2, 1863. At Gettysburg, Mississippi had eleven infantry regiments, one infantry battalion, one cavalry regiment, and one artillery battery. Mississippi’s casualty rate of 35%

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Whitehall Memorial Park

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Confederate monument at Whitehall Memorial Park
Goldsboro News Argus, NC

Brock Townsend & daughter Dixie

Saturday, May 08, 2010

New Tennessee monument at Shiloh

New Tennessee monument at Shiloh
This monument was placed on the battlefield 2002.. Almost 150 years after the April, 1862 battle.

The notion of a Tennessee monument was hatched by the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). Because the park’s enabling legislation requires that states sponsor new monuments, the UDC turned to Tennessee, which ultimately provided $125,000 in matching funds for the $280,000 project.

Other donors included the UDC, the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and private individuals.