Washington County Confederate Memorial - Greenville, Mississippi
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 33° 24.451 W 091° 03.194
15S E 681032 N 3698159
Quick Description: Confederate monument located on the grounds of the Washington County Courthouse in Greenville, Mississippi.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 10/21/2009 3:49:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM7G3H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member swizzle
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Long Description:

Inscription of monument:

Erected by Private Taylor Rucks Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy, to commemorate the valor and patriotism of the Confederate soldiers of Washington County. 1861-1865.

For those who encountered the perils of war in defense of the sacred cause of states rights and constitutional government. ~ Jefferson Davis

The sublimest word in the English language is duty. ~ Robert E. Lee

No brave battle for truth and right was ever fought in vain. ~Randolph H. M. Kim

It is due the truth of history that the fundamental principles for which our fathers contended should be often reiterated in order that the purpose which inspired them may be correctly estimated and the purity of their motives be abundantly vindicated. ~ Charles B. Galloway

Description of monument from Smithsonian:

"Full-length figure of a uniformed Confederate soldier stands atop a tall shaft. The figure wears a wide-brimmed hat and holds his rifle in front of him, both hands around the barrel, butt on the ground. Other uniform items include a bed roll, knapsack, canteen and sheathed knife on his proper left side.

Erected by the Private Taylor Rucks Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy for $4,000 in honor of those from Washington County who served in the Civil War."
TITLE: Washington County Confederate Memorial

ARTIST(S): Columbus Marble Works, fabricator

DATE: 1909. Dedicated June 2, 1909.

MEDIUM: Sculpture: marble; Base: marble.

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS MS000399

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Washington County Courthouse
Greenville, Mississippi


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
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