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Little Rock Confederate Memorial - Little Rock National Cemetery - Little Rock, Arkansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 34° 43.553 W 092° 15.368
15S E 568105 N 3842897
Quick Description: Confederate memorial located in the Oakland/Fraternal Cemetery but access through the Little Rock National Cemetery.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2010 8:35:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM96TV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 0

Long Description:

The memorial is a obelisk about 20-foot tall. The memorial is inscribed:

West side:

 

1913
In Memory Of
The Nine Hundred Confederate Soldiers
Buried Within This Enclosure, Most
Of Whom Died In The
Hospitals in Little Rock, Ark
In 1863

Our
Confederate Soldiers

North side:

Gather The Sacred Dust
Of The Warriors Tried And True
Who Bore The Flag Of A Nations Trust
And Fell In A Cause, Though Lost, Still Just
And Died For Me And You

And The Dead Thus Meet The Dead
While The Living O'er Them Weep
And The Men By Lee And Stonewall Led
And The Hearts That Once Together Bled
Together Still Shall Sleep.

South side:

All Lost But By The Grave
Where Martyred Heroes Rest
He Wins The Most Who Honor Save.
Success Is Not The Test

It Recks Not Where Their Bodies Lie
By Bloody Hillside, Plain, Or River,
Their Names Are Bright On Fames Proud Sky.
Their Deeds Of Valor Live Forever

 Text on the north side of the monument is from a poem by Father Abram Joseph Ryan entitled "March of the Deathless Dead".  The last part of the text on the south side is from a poem by Colonel A.M. Hobby entitled "Our Dead", though the entire text on this side had been previously used on a Confederate memorial placed in Jackson, Mississippi in 1890.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1913

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Daughters of the Confederacy

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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