Show/HideSearch Criteria: All Waymarks [show search options]
Additional Settings: all dates
Show/HideCategories [hide category]
American Civil War Monuments and Memorials
 allows ratings
Managed By: Icon Here The Civil War
Description:
This category is for monuments and memorials erected to honor those who fought in the American Civil War of 1861 to 1865. Photos are required for new waymarks and visits to existing waymarks. At least one of the photos must be a tight shot of the entire monument, top to bottom, taken from the front. Additional photos are welcome. Click on "show additional information" below to review photo and naming requirements prior to submitting waymark
Expanded Description:

Following the end of the Civil War in 1865 a number of monuments were erected to honor those who fought and/or died in the war.

In the North, many monuments were installed shortly after the war, either by individual states, counties or members of companies and battalions who fought in the war.

In the South, in many cases, it was almost impossible to erect Confederate memorials or monuments. The Confederate States of America had been "the enemy" and the Reconstruction governments would not permit them. Regardless, the economy of the South had been destroyed by four years of war and funds weren't available for monuments. In the late 1800's and early 1900's, a movement began in the South to create permanent memorials and monuments to Southern soldiers who fought in the War Between the States. Today, most state capitols and a substantial number of counties in the South have installed monuments to accompany those already built in the North. (Even California and Oregon have Civil War monuments.)

Many states, both North and South have built monuments at major battlefields as well.

This category will accept most Civil War Monuments or Memorials as long as it is not a memorial to an individual.

Instructions for Posting a American Civil War Monuments and Memorials Waymark:

1) Please give the basic name of the memorial or monument you are recording. Something like "Confederate Soldier's Memorial, Atlanta, Georgia" or "Civil War Monument, Boston, Massachusetts". These are memorials, so simple, basic titles are appropriate. The city and state must be in the title.

Titles should be factual and must contain the monument name and the city it is located in only. Often, a webpage can be found on memorials and monuments that provides the correct and true name of a monument. Historic societies are good sources for information as well. We encourage such research. Waymark titles that contain anything else but the actual monument name and the city where it is located will be declined by the group.

2) Civil War monuments and memorials must be general in nature. This category isn't designed for memorials to individual soldiers or officers. Waymarks should be those memorials placed to honor soldiers of a particular state, county or military unit or the Union or Confederate Armies as a whole.

3) Waymarks must be accompanied by at least one photo taken by the person who has visited the monument with the purpose of submitting a new waymark. This should be a clean photo, i.e. no GPS in the shot and must show the entire monument, top to bottom, from the front of the monument. Daytime photos only. Old vacation photos or scans from books or magazines or the Internet are not permitted.

4) If the memorial or monument contains detailed inscriptions, please take a close up photo or photos of the inscription or inscriptions and post. Copy the text from the marker and include it in the waymark long description.  Enter the text in the format and text arrangement as it on the monument.  Long lists of names do not need to be entered however other text on the monument should be entered in the long description.

5) Proper GPS coordinate are mandatory and directions on reaching the memorial or monument will be appreciated.

6) The date the monument was erected must be noted. (Most memorials and monuments are dated somewhere [often on the rear] or such information can be found on the Internet.) Only in cases where the monument is truly undated may you enter an estimated date.

7) The government entity or private organization that placed the monument should be noted (if such information is available). Again, this can often be found on the actual structure.

8) Please indicate whether this is a monument or memorial to The Union, The Confederacy or a general Civil War monument.

9) Additional information on the monument or memorial is encouraged. The Internet or local historic societies or museums can also be a good source of information on monuments.

Please note: Private monuments designed to promote racial disharmony or those in poor taste will not be permitted in this category.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

To log a visit, a waymarker must visit the monument or memorial in person and post a photo. Personal observations and comments will be appreciated.

Category Settings:
  • Waymarks can be added to this category
  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
  • Category is visible in the directory
Variables:
  • Date Installed or Dedicated
  • Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument
  • Union, Confederate or Other Monument
  • Rating (1-5)
  • Related Website
  • Photo or photos will be uploaded.
Show/HideWaymarks [hide waymarks]
Currently displaying American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

sorted by:

 
Total Records: 3044 Page: 1 of 122 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Image for Confederate Cow Cavalry - Fort Ogden, Florida, USAview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsConfederate Cow Cavalry - Fort Ogden, Florida, USA

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Confederate monument honoring the Cow Cavalry of south Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 3/24/2020

last visited: never

Image for Grimes County's Confederate Memorial Park - Anderson, TXview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsGrimes County's Confederate Memorial Park - Anderson, TX

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Grimes County's Confederate Memorial Park has been preserved to enshrine the 1,700 Confederate Civil War veterans who represented Grimes County as the Grimes County Greys. It is located at 121 S Main Street, Anderson, TX 77830.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 2/17/2020

last visited: 2/18/2020

Image for G.A.R. War of the Rebellion Memorial - Lowell, Michiganview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsG.A.R. War of the Rebellion Memorial - Lowell, Michigan

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

A War of the Rebellion Memorial located in Lowell, Michigan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member theHostas

location: Michigan

date approved: 2/2/2020

last visited: 2/1/2020

Image for Civil War - Missouri Wall of Valor - Columbia, MOview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsCivil War - Missouri Wall of Valor - Columbia, MO

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Memorial which lists the Medal of Honor Recipients who were from Missouri...of all time..

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/27/2020

last visited: never

Image for Treue Der Union Monument - Comfort, TXview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsTreue Der Union Monument - Comfort, TX

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Also called the Nueces Battle Massacre Monument

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/18/2020

last visited: never

Image for Civil War Memorial - Morris Chapel Veterans Memorial  - Harrison County, MOview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsCivil War Memorial - Morris Chapel Veterans Memorial - Harrison County, MO

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

I am finding more often, memorial INSIDE cemeteries. They have always been there, no one seemed to notice. We tend to go to courthouse lawns.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/17/2020

last visited: never

Image for Confederate Veterans Plaza - Palestine, TXview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsConfederate Veterans Plaza - Palestine, TX

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Plaza has several granite markers and a couple of Texas Historial Markers as well. Back wall also has information boards.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/21/2019

last visited: never

Image for Civil War Memorial - Sullivan County War Memorial - Milan, Missouriview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsCivil War Memorial - Sullivan County War Memorial - Milan, Missouri

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Part of a larger mulit-war memorial

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/18/2019

last visited: never

Image for Confederate Soldiers Memorial - Gainesville, TXview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsConfederate Soldiers Memorial - Gainesville, TX

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Statue on the NE corner of the Cooke County Courthouse lawn. Erected to honor the soldiers and sailors of the Confederacy and the women who ministered to them.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/3/2019

last visited: never

Image for Fort Davidson - Pilot Knob, MOview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsFort Davidson - Pilot Knob, MO

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Another marker, this one state sponsored, about the fort and the battle...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/28/2019

last visited: never

Image for War of the Rebellion Memorial - Rolla, MOview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsWar of the Rebellion Memorial - Rolla, MO

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Original overall memorial built in 1923, repaired in 1986, then renovated, moved and added to in 1995.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/14/2019

last visited: never

Image for Remembering by Rail - Stones River Battlefield National Park - Murfreesboro, TNview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsRemembering by Rail - Stones River Battlefield National Park - Murfreesboro, TN

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Since Stones River was a battle for the Railroads, they became a railroad sight seeing stops in the 20th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/24/2019

last visited: never

Image for Secession Convention At Neosho - Neosho, MOview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsSecession Convention At Neosho - Neosho, MO

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Missouri's elected government was driven from the capitol, at the outset of the Civil War, and took up business here at Neosho, and soon to be driven even further south.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/23/2019

last visited: never

Image for War of the Rebellion Tablet - Hancock, MAview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsWar of the Rebellion Tablet - Hancock, MA

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

The marker is at 155 Main Street, Hancock, Massachusetts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/15/2019

last visited: never

Image for Confederate Memorial - Paris, TXview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsConfederate Memorial - Paris, TX

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

On the SW corner of the Lamar County Courthouse lawn.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/2/2019

last visited: never

Image for Confederate Memorial - Greenville, TXview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsConfederate Memorial - Greenville, TX

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Confederate Memorial is located on the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum grounds.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/30/2019

last visited: never

Image for United Daughters of the Confederacy - La Porte, TXview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsUnited Daughters of the Confederacy - La Porte, TX

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

This monument, located on the San Jacinto Battleground, honors the men who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto and then in the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 9/23/2019

last visited: never

Image for The Fight for Ironton - Afternoon Sept 26 - Pilot Knob, MOview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsThe Fight for Ironton - Afternoon Sept 26 - Pilot Knob, MO

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

The state of Missouri withstood more than 1,000 clashes during the great Civil War. Only two other states, Virginia and Tennessee, had to endure more.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/19/2019

last visited: never

Image for The Pilot Knob Gun - Fort Davidson - Pilot Knob, MOview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsThe Pilot Knob Gun - Fort Davidson - Pilot Knob, MO

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Missouri saw many battles during the Civil War being only third behind Virginia and Tennessee. The Battle of Pilot Knob was the beginning of Confederate General Sterling Price's final raid to secure Missouri for the Confederacy in 1864.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/8/2019

last visited: never

Image for The Struggle for the Mountains - Pilot Knob, MOview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsThe Struggle for the Mountains - Pilot Knob, MO

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

The state of Missouri withstood more than 1,000 clashes during the great Civil War. Only two other states, Virginia and Tennessee, had to endure more.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/4/2019

last visited: never

Image for Boulder Monument - Confederate Memorial Park - Higginsville, MOview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsBoulder Monument - Confederate Memorial Park - Higginsville, MO

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Ex-Confederate Soldiers Home; cemetery and grounds now a state park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/1/2019

last visited: never

Image for Battle of Pilot Knob - Russellville Junction - Arcadia, MOview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsBattle of Pilot Knob - Russellville Junction - Arcadia, MO

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Coming in from the east, the Confederates passed this point. Two marks here, numbers 2 & 3 on the trail, but combined by text and location as one by me.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/1/2019

last visited: never

Image for The Moat - Fort Davidson - Pilot Knob, MOview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsThe Moat - Fort Davidson - Pilot Knob, MO

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

As men charged the fort, gunfire echoed, a bloody battle waged on beneath a thick cloud of sulfurous smoke. Only one brigade succeeded in reaching the fort, but were unable to conquer the fort’s walls and became victim to wooden-finned grenades.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/1/2019

last visited: never

Image for Battle of Pilot Knob - Pilot Knob Mountain - Pilot Knob, MOview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsBattle of Pilot Knob - Pilot Knob Mountain - Pilot Knob, MO

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Lead in to Russellville and the attack on Fort Davidson

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/1/2019

last visited: never

Image for Battle of Pilot Knob - Fort Curtis - Arcadia, MOview gallery
Log it!

American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsBattle of Pilot Knob - Fort Curtis - Arcadia, MO

in American Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Some of the earthen mounds of this Fort are still visible. This fort was also called Fort Hovey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/31/2019

last visited: never

Total Records: 3044 Page: 1 of 122 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Premium Member Downloads: download.GPX Lite File       download.LOC File       download .KML File (Google Earth)