Most of the Confederate monuments concerned were built in periods of racial conflict, such as when Jim Crow laws were being introduced in the late 19th century and at the start of the 20th century or during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
TO HONOR THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS WHO DIED TO REPEL UNCONSTITUTIONAL INVASION TO PROTECT THE RIGHT RESERVED TO THE PEOPLE AND TO PERPETUATE FOREVER THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE STATES.” Erected by the Ladies Memorial Association of Muscogee County.
The Confederate Monument in Cynthiana is located on the outer edge of Cynthiana, Kentucky in Battle Grove Cemetery. It was the first monument to the Confederate States of America dedicated in the State of Kentucky, and long believed to be the first Confederate memorial anywhere.
The Dallas Southern Memorial Association erected the statue to reassert the ideals Lee represented to the Lost Cause: white Southern pride, honor, gentlemanliness, strength, and supremacy.
Statues convey and perpetuate honor. Consequently, no matter how important their historical role, villains simply do not merit statues, nor do they merit having their names associated with lakes or streets or schools or military bases.
The first courthouse monument was erected in Bolivar, Tennessee, in 1867. By 1880 nine courthouse monuments had been erected.
In 1836, John Quincy Adams described the Texas Revolt as the first civil war “between slavery and emancipation.” The Alamo memorializes the first battle of the American Civil War, full twenty-five years before the battle of Fort Sumter.
No more Confederate statues are standing on Monument Avenue in Richmond. A few, however, remain throughout the city. A year after ordering the removal of the city’s Confederate monuments, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s administration is preparing to remove the statue of A.P. Hill in the city’s North Side.
Monument Avenue is located in the near west end of the city of Richmond, and is a western extension of Franklin Street. The original section of Monument Avenue was laid out in 1887 and most of the buildings in the historic area were built between the turn of the century and about 1930.
In fact, like many monument ceremonies, the unveiling of the Lee statue served as a moment of reconciliation for white Americans. Union and Confederate veterans gathered together on the same platform, honoring a man many Americans, north and south, regarded as the epitome of military brilliance, bravery, and loyalty.
Those eligible for membership are women at least 16 years of age who are lineal or collateral blood descendants of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy, or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or who gave Material Aid to the Cause.
The Children of the Confederacy is an auxiliary of the United Daughters of the Confederacy consisting of young people from infancy through the General Convention after their eighteenth birthday who are descendants of men or women who honorably served the Confederate States of America in the Army, Navy or Civil capacity …
They represent what people in the Past chose to celebrate and memorialise, they do not represent history. Indeed, teaching history is almost never the reason why they are erected. Instead, statues in public spaces since Antiquity have most typically been used to represent power and authority.
Memorials and monuments are designed to convey forceful messages about the events or individuals they commemorate. Each has embedded in it a particular perspective, an interpretation, a set of values or judgments.
Most commonly, it’s associated with the old South and Confederate states. Dixie was considered the land south of the Mason-Dixon line, where slavery was legal. … ‘Dixie’ was the antebellum South, and the lyrics evoke a very nostalgic and romanticized view of slavery.”
The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, is an organization whose membership can trace its lineage to soldiers who served on the Union side in America’s Civil War, 1861-1865. The DUVCW was founded in 1885 in Massillon, Ohio, and was originally called the National Alliance Daughters of Veterans.
BREAKING: Crews are in the process of removing the statue to Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia. The governor had announced plans to remove the statue in 2020, shortly after nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice broke out following the murder of George Floyd.
Monument construction dates also clearly cluster in the years around this period, as depicted below. Union monuments substantially outnumber Confederate monuments in total, although the annual number of Confederate statues briefly overtook the Union totals in the cluster of dates around the 1911 anniversary.
The Alamo, now in the hands of the Confederacy, continued its role as a quartermaster depot supplying southern forces. … Once the war was over in 1865, the U.S. Army reestablished control over the Alamo, remaining there until 1877.
Indianapolis has more historic monuments and memorials than any city in the United States (outside of Washington, D.C.).