Saturday, March 1, 2014

Confederate Monument Images

10 Confederate Monuments You Probably Didn't Know About

Did you know that Confederate monuments and memorials stand in many states today?
Here are ten you may not have known about...

1. Confederate Memorial Monument, Montgomery, Alabama
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The monument commemorates the 122,000 Alabamians who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Former Confederate president Jefferson Davis laid the monument's cornerstone in 1886.

2. Robert E. Lee Statue, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Robert E. Lee sits atop his horse in Charlottesville's Lee Park.

3. Augusta Confederate Monument, Augusta, Georgia
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Life-size statues of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, T.R.R. Cobb and W.H.T. Walker surround the base of this monument.

4. Confederate Memorial Carving, Stone Mountain, Georgia
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This memorial is the largest high relief sculpture in the world. It depicts Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

5. Monument to the Confederates Soldiers of Monroe County, Union, West Virginia
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The monument was unveiled and dedicated in 1901.

6. Defenders of Fort Sumter Monument, Charleston, South Carolina

7. Lee & Jackson Monument, Baltimore, Maryland
This equestrian statue depicts Lee and Jackson's historic meeting before the Confederate victory at Chancellorsville.

8. Confederate Monument, Victoria, Texas
Pompeo Coppini's statue sits in De Leon Plaza. The inscription reads: "On civilization's height / Immutable they stand."

9. Confederate Monument, Savannah, Georgia
This monument sits in Savannah's Forsyth Park and was unveiled in 1879.

10. Confederate Soldier Monument, St. Francisville, Louisiana
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The monument sits outside the West Feliciana Parish Courthouse.