Claiborne County Confederate Monument, Port Gibson, MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kwashnak
N 31° 57.724 W 090° 59.018
15R E 690551 N 3538005
Quick Description: Monument to the Confederate soldiers from Claiborne County, Mississippi. Monument stands across from the Claiborne County Courthouse on Main Street on a small rise in a traffic island.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 5/28/2014 1:30:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMKTJ3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Simple monument with an inscribed pedestal, a column shaft and a standing soldier holding the barrel of his rifle.

On the Front:
Inscribed on the Base:
Claiborne County's Tribute to Her Sons Who Served in the War of 1861-65.

On the Shaft:
Erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy of Claiborne County

Right side:
Relief portrait of Major General Earl Van Dorn 1820-1863
(Van Dorn served in the Confederate Army and was from Port Gibson, MS)

Reverse lists local regiments:
Port Gibson Rifles
Company C. 10th Regt. Miss. Vols.
Claiborne Guards
Company K. 12th Regt. Miss. Vols.
Fairview Rifles
Company G. 16th Regt. Miss. Vols.
Clairborne Volunteers
Company F. 48th Regt. Miss. Vols.
Claiborne Light Infantry
Company D. 24th Battalion Cavalry
Van Dorn Guards
Company B. 38th Regt. Infantry
Company C. 4th Regt. Cavalry
Company D. 4th Regt. Cavalry
Abbay's Battery
Company K. 1st Regt. Light Artillery
Sons of Claiborne Country
Who Saw Service in Other Commands
Militia Company

Left Side:
Relief portrait of Brig. Gen. Benjamin Grubb Humphreys 1808-1882
(Humphreys was from Claiborne Country, fought for the Confederacy, was governor of Mississippi 1865-1868.

The monument was dedicated in 1906.
Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1906

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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