The Confederate Memorial - Arlington, Va
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ljparr
N 38° 52.567 W 077° 04.639
18S E 319799 N 4305080
Quick Description: A large monument by sculptor Moses Ezekiel located in section 16 at Arlington National Cemetery.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 4/30/2012 6:52:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMEB5K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:


The Confederate Memorial is a bronze monument in baroque style, the work of the Virginia sculptor and soldier, Moses Ezekiel, who is buried near by.

From: Virginia - A Guide to the Old Dominion State, 1940 Pg 521.





The Confederate Memorial is further described by the Smithsonian Art Inventory as follows:

"The...richly modeled monument is crowned with a heroic-sized woman, symbolic of Peace, facing the South. Crowned with a wreath of olive leaves, she holds a laurel wreath, a plow stock, and a pruning hook....A vigorous high-relief, circular frieze in bronze is located around the center of the shaft and shows thirty-two life-size figures of Southern civilians bidding farewell to Confederate soldiers leaving for the war. Their sad return from the conflict is recorded in the center part of the frieze. Above the frieze...are carved in granite the seals of the Southern states."

Book: Virginia

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 521

Year Originally Published: 1940

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