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Jackson County Confederate Monument - Sylva, NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 35° 22.423 W 083° 13.657
17S E 297637 N 3916766
Quick Description: On the steps leading to the courthouse... overlooking downtown.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 7/19/2013 4:44:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMHKEB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 3

Long Description:
Official Description: A standing figure of a Civil War soldier holding his rifle in front of him with both hands. On his back he carries a bed roll. The soldier stands atop a square stone base.
And Remark: The monument honors the 164 men from Jackson County who served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. The sculpture cost $1,400 and was funded with contributions and additional money Jackson County.

2/3rds up the heel on the steps from Main Street. The $1400 back then would be at least $33,000 now by simple inflation or $137,000 as equivalent unskilled labor value.

Bronze plaque on back of sculpture reads:
To our valiant Fathers: - Champions of Reconciliation with Justice, of Union with Manhood, of Peace with Honor; they fought with Failfulness, labored with Cheerfulness, and suffered in silence.
To our heroic Mothers: - Spartan in Devotion, Teuton in Sacrifice, in Patience superior to either, and in Modesty and Grace matchless among womankind.

TITLE: Jackson County Confederate Monument

ARTIST(S): Unknown

DATE: Dedicated Sept. 18, 1915

MEDIUM: Copper


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

On steps up to Jackson County Court House Sylva, North Carolina

Some graffiti damage.

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