Administered by United Daughters of the Confederacy Mollie Moore Davis Chapter 801 West Connally Tyler Texas 75701
Located Oakwood Cemetery 400 Ellis Street Tyler Texas
1907-1909. Dedicated July 6, 1909
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Texas survey, 1993.
Image on file.
(On front of base:) ERECTED BY/MOLLIE MOORE/DAVIS CHAPTER/UNITED DAUGHTERS OF/THE CONFEDERACY/BY POPULAR/SUBSCRIPTION/A.D. 1907/IN TENDER/REVERENCE OF THE/MEMORY OF THE SOLDIERS/FROM SMITH COUNTY WHO FOUGHT/IN THE ARMIES OF THE CONFEDERACY (On base, to soldier's proper left:) THE DUST OF THE 231 BRAVE/CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS/WHO AT THE CALL OF DUTY/FOUGHT FOR THE RIGHT/REPOSES HERE. AFTER FORTY/YEARS THEY ARE STILL/REMEMBERED AND HONORED/BECAUSE THEY DIED FOR THEIR/COUNTRY. unsigned
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Figure of a bearded Confederate soldier standing at parade rest. He wears a uniform which includes a waist-length jacket, a brimmed hat, and a bedroll draped over one shoulder. He holds the barrel of a rifle with both hands. The butt of the rifle rests in front of his proper left foot. His proper left leg is supported in back by a tree stump. The soldier and plinth rest on a small granite boulder atop the base. The tiered granite base has a an olive wreath relief on the front and inscriptions on all four sides.